Image Credit:
Salem Baptist Church (Homer Historical Society)

Points of Pride

The points of pride are brief histories of people, places, art, and events of historical relevance within Champaign County. Check back often as we continue to share history as it is uncovered in the community.

Points of Pride are categorized by Visual Arts, Community, Education, Military, Government, and Social Life.

Image credit: Urbana Park District

Social Life

King Park

King Park (915 W. Wascher Dr., Urbana) was established in 1967. Since then, the park has grown in size, and amenities include the Jettie Rhodes pavilion and a gazebo. It is named after the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image credit: Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Social Life

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church was organized on May 7, 1925, and its first service was held on December 25 of that year. The church was originally located at 411 E. Grove Street. Today, the church stands at 1310 N. Sixth Street in Champaign.