This paper presents a history of Greater Friendship Baptist Church of Anchorage, AK. Greater Friendship was the first majority black congregation church in Alaska and the first historically black church accepted into the Southern Baptist Convention. The research within this paper resulted in the placement of Greater Friendship on the National…[Read more]
Through the late 1930s, Alaska’s sparse population hindered its development and created a demographic catch-22. Potential settlers desired the type of infrastructure and economic incentives that only came from a significant influx of settlers. In 1939, the Department of the Interior, which oversaw the then territory of Alaska, proposed a r…[Read more]
This brochure is a concept for a community history brochure series. This one offers a concise summary history of the Anchorage, AK neighborhood, Russian Jack, from its earliest days as the secluded hiding spot for a one-man bootlegging operation through today’s diverse community.
Greater Friendship Baptist Church of Anchorage, AK was the first predominantly black church in Alaska and first modern black church accepted into the Southern Baptist Convention. This brochure offers a concise summary of their local, state, and national significance.
This paper provides the history of Russian Jack, the person, park, and Anchorage, AK neighborhood. Once the home to a secluded one-man bootlegging operation, Russian Jack today is one of the most diverse communities in America.