New hope baptist church COLLECTION



(Mss 202)






Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans


August 1988








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Size:                          1 volume



locations:                 Gretna, La.


Inclusive dates:      ca. 1886 - 1900


Summary:                Minutes and memoranda of the New Hope Baptist Church of Gretna, La.


Source:                     Photocopied in house, August 1988


Access:                     No restrictions


Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.


Citation:                    New Hope Baptist Church Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans




Historical Note



     Founded by James Sparks in the 1880s, the New Hope Baptist Church at 434 Seventh Street in Gretna, Louisiana is one of the area's oldest black churches.  The church and the activities of its parishioners were models for settings and incidents in the writings of Robert Emmet Kennedy.  For additional information on this subject see article by Sevilla Finley in the "Our Town West Bank" section of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 22, 1987.




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202-1              Photocopy of a disbound volume of minutes and memoranda ca. 1886 - 1900, of the New Hope Baptist Church of Gretna, La.




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Gretna, La.

New Hope Baptist Church (Gretna, La.)