Historic Bethel Baptist Church

About Bethel Baptist Church

“But for Birmingham, we would not be here today.” ~ JFK

This statement, by President John F. Kennedy at a White House meeting with Rev. Shuttlesworth and other leaders, emphasizes the significance of Birmingham and its role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement.

Built in 1926, Historic Bethel Baptist Church, located in in the Collegeville community of Birmingham, was the epicenter for a non-violent protest movement for human and civil rights during the 1950s and 60s. Under the leadership of Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Bethel became the official launching pad of the Modern Civil Rights Movement.

“But for Birmingham, we would not be here today.” ~ JFK

This statement, by President John F. Kennedy at a White House meeting with Rev. Shuttlesworth and other leaders, emphasizes the significance of Birmingham and its role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement.

Built in 1926, Historic Bethel Baptist Church, located in in the Collegeville community of Birmingham, was the epicenter for a non-violent protest movement for human and civil rights during the 1950s and 60s. Under the leadership of Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Bethel became the official launching pad of the Modern Civil Rights Movement.