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“had to be seen” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Ranked #4 of 60 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Gourock, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“had to be seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Loved the feeling of stepping back into history at this church - our guide was warm and enthusiastic and it was great to be there.

Visited October 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Could Feel the History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our guide was a very kind, enthusiastic member of the church. She excitedly explained the church's mural, history, and showed us Martin Luther King's offices and the church sanctuary. The guide's passion for the site and the impact the church had on the Civil Rights Movement made this tour a great experience.

Visited August 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The story of the church, and the stories the docent told of Dr King's time there give you such a feeling of awe and appreciation for who the man is, the role this church played in changing history, and how brave the people of Montgomery were during that boycott. A must do in Montgomery.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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183 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Moving historical landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stopped by to be here and take a few photos. It was a moving experience being at the church that meant so much during the Civil Rights era. The marker indicating the organization of the Bus Boycott was nice to see, too.

I was impressed by how clean and quiet downtown Montgomery were when we were there one evening. It was a very pleasant place to be.

Visited June 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
“Historically Beautiful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We arrived after hours, but the outside of the church is beautiful and pristine! We hope to go back to tour the inside and we thank God for the signifigance of this edifice and the life of Dr. MLK!!!

Visited May 2013
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