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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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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...more
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454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ladies of this revered church have taken it upon themselves to give the tours and continue telling the story of this church in which MLK was pastor for 6 years. The tours can be sporadic even though their hours are listed outside the lower...More

Thank Hollie2324
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to see -- some art, photography & some artifacts in a street-level room...& then the sanctuary upstairs -- but a wonderful hour-long tour with our very spirited & personal tour guide who told many stories about the Church, MLK, & others associated...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I was preparing to write my review of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, I saw a number of reviews praising the tour guide. I know exactly what they meant. The building itself is not remarkable, but the interaction with the human being there...More

Thank ObjectiveWords
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is amazing and would agree with the other reviews. On our tour we had a visiting pastor, a couple from Georgia and ourselves. Wanda is amazing, warm and friendly and very welcoming. She pointed out that people should not be judged by the...More

Thank biggles51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the fact that this church sits in the shadows of the Alabama Statehouse and serves as a constant reminder of the injustices bestowed upon African Americans by Alabama’s legislature. This is one monument that they certainly can’t ignore.

Thank romadaro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two things stood out about this church and the tour. The first is the historical significance of Martin Luther King planning the Montgomery bus boycott here. On the tour, you get to sit in his office where all of this was planned, and everything is...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Awesome — due primarily to the excellent tour guide who brought history alive with great spirit. This stop exceeded my expectations!

Thank merryetta
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The moment we opened the door, we were welcomed by the warmth and joy of the two guides. Learning about the history of the church and then going upstairs to where Dr. King preached was a spiritual experience.

Thank klaner58
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Sadly we missed the tour so couldn’t see inside but it was awesome just to see the church and to see the street outside where so many marched from Selma. You also get a stunning view of the Alabama State Capitol where Jefferson Davis was...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Great view of the outside of the church. Just missed the tour. I felt very special being in this environment.

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Kerry J
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
One is the church where King was pastor and the other is the home where he & other pastors lived. We took the church tour and it was excellent. We weren’t able to visit the parsonage due to time constraints.
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Springwell9
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The "footprints" in the pedestrian crosswalk, was done in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. The shoe prints represents the thousands of marchers who completed the 54 mile trek from... More
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