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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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Address: 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
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+1 334-263-3970
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick...

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.

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Martin Luther King Jr. helped plan the Montgomery Bus Boycott from his basement office... Wow. This is a must see if you have the time.

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Martin Luther King Jr. helped plan the Montgomery Bus Boycott from his basement office... Wow. This is a must see if you have the time.

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Whitehall, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed visiting this historic church and hearing wonderful stories from the staff. Very powerful to sit in the pews and know Dr. King preached here.

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My husband and I visited the church with our son and daughter-in-law and we loved our visit here. It was educational, uplifting, and a memory to cherish. I have admired Dr. Martin Luther King since I first saw him on television news as a small child. I was captivated by his message and his courage and it was very moving... More 

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Somers Point, NJ, United States
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A visit here is essential to understanding Southern culture and the Civil Rights movement. Take time to attend a Sunday service and you'll see the importance of church in the African American community. To sit in a pew of Dr. King's church, and to envision him delivering a sermon, was a truly moving experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small church with a big history. Your tour will allow you to stand in Dr. Martin Luther King's office, touch hands to the lectern from which he preached, and have your picture taken in one of the most venerable places in Montgomery. Your tour guide will bring history to you in a vivid and very interesting way. Kudos.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful, informative tour by Wanda, our guide, who gave us a sense of the great work of Dr. King. In the basement of the church we sat in the office occupied by Dr. King when he was a young pastor of this church. We stood at the pulpit that he used to preach. The church has so... More 

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We had an excellent and inspiring tour through this very important landmark of the Civil Rights movement and struggle. Our guide really made history come alive for us.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Recently renovated, and now a National Register property, this red brick church now has an eternal flame streetlight dedicated to Dr. King. This is a must-see for anyone.

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We came to see King Memorial Baptist Church. On Sunday morning, however, was The Worship Celebration, which stayed with my wife to follow. Memorable occasion.

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DeLeon Springs, FL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was amazing to have stood on the grounds where history is rooted. Two blocks up is the Baptist church which President (Confederate States of America) Davis attended. It's worth viewing the images, buildings, of American rich history.

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