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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
334-263-3970
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Ranked #7 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil... more » Owner description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era. « less
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Saugus
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is another important building during the Civil Rights Movement. I never thought I would get a chance to see it, but I did and it was great

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Sarasota, Florida
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

MLK's church - a worthy view but pretty much nothing out of the ordinary..If you want a guided tour of the church, don't expect the doors to be open....

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We loved our visit to the Church MLK jr pastored in Montgomery. Wanda Battle gave us a wonderful tour and made it very personal. The mural in the basement is beautiful and the sanctuary was gtreat to see. Definately worth the time

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Cleveland, Ohio
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the cradle of the civil rights movement and this is ground zero. really helps bring history to life. highly recommend. hard to not get a bit emotional when one contemplates the people who have been here

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Northport, Alabama
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33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stand in the sanctuary and you can almost hear the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. extolling his people to stand up for their rights and urging those in power to do what was right.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We walked through the church on our way out from the Civil Rights Memorial Center. It's still a "small church" in size, but very touching and significant.

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Glad we stopped here on our way thru Montgomery. Well worth the stop to relive our history. Certainly made us realize how humble Dr. King really was,

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Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip. After a short movie, Wanda showed us around the church and gave a great sermon. Loved her.

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Montgomery
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The tour guide was engaging and emotionally invested both in the history and current happenings of the church. She did a great job sharing the history of the space and the larger movement it has to come to represent. The mural downstairs of the many people and events that were a part of the Civil Rights Movement provided a visually... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Well worth a visit to see Martin Luther church if only for about four years,and of course the birthplace of the civil rights movement

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