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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
Ledgers, minutes, scrapbooks, correspondence, sermons, and other records of Olivet Baptist Church based at 3101 South King Drive, on Chicago's South Side. The collection includes writings by and about Olivet's famous ministers: Dr. L. K. Williams (1916-1940) and Dr. J. H. Jackson (1941-1990); ledgers listing members; minutes and other records of its missionary efforts, which reached out to other African
The Rev. J. H. Jackson visual materials contains black and white and color photographs and negatives from ca. 1920 until 1986. It contains special events Jackson attended and spoke at, including several of the Annual National Baptist Conventions and anniversary celebrations as pastor of Olivet Baptist Church, as well as Jackson with public figures such as former president Lyndon B.