1840 Riverside Road, Marks

African American church history in Marks began just after the Civil War with Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in 1865. Shady Grove served as an elementary school from grades one through eight for the children of sharecroppers and plantation workers.

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  • Shirley Taylor-Rayford

    My mother, Mrs. Annie Lee Smith and fellow church member, Mrs. Earline Melchor attended school at Shady Grove. They both attend church services there to this day.

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