17 june 1968 & vermont avenue baptist church
#OTD-ish 17 June 1968 Rev. N. R. Richardson gave a sermon at the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church (1630 Vermont Avenue, NW) at their 11am service and during Children's Church at 8pm. Rev. C.T. Murray was the church pastor. In the photo above, his name is written at the top of the church sign under the church name.
Rev. Murray is credited with "reorganizing the church, and forming countless clubs and auxiliaries. He also oversaw the erection of the C.T. Murrary Extension Center building was erected, enlarging the classroom space, adding a larger cafeteria, kitchen, and church office, and a multipurpose Roof Garden for outdoor activities."
Please comment below. Do you, a family member or neighbor remember Rev. C. T. Murray? Did you hear Rev. Richardson's sermon? What do you remember about Children's Church? Do you have photographs, programs or other material from the church? Do you remember the Roof Garden? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy of DC Public Library Special Collections. Evening Star Photo Collection, Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Folder. Photographer unknown. n.d.
For more history on Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, click here.
Click here for a story about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church on 7 February 1968 and Vernard Gray's photograph of King..