Olivet Baptist Church Photograph Collection

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1920-1950
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None
Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

Biographical/Historical Note:
Olivet Baptist was known as the world's largest Protestant congregation during the pastorates of Drs. L.K. Williams (1916-1940 )and J.H. Jackson (1941-1990), who also served as presidents of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. (NBC), which was known as the world's largest organization of African Americans. Jackson was an outspoken conservative leader during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and while president of NBC (1953-1982).

Scope and Content Note:
Images of Olivet Baptist Church (Chicago, Ill.) clubs and members and ministers, including images of Baptist activities in Liberia (7); misc. photos (98); Rev. Dr. J.H. Jackson 8th Anniversary Dinner 1948 (8); various aspects of J.H. Jackson's career at Olivet and at the National Baptist Convention (68); Rev. J.H. Jackson in Egypt (7); various National Baptist Convention meetings chaired by Rev. Drs. L.K. Williams or Jackson (17); Rev. and Mrs. Jackson's European trip 1961 (18); J.H. Jackson's trips to Europe and Africa (14); contact sheets (13) of photographs of Freedom Farm in Sommerville, Tenn.

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