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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
+1 334-263-3970
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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, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.
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454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
+1 334-263-3970
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Mrs Battles gave us the tour of all tours. From preaching from the pulpit to singing We Shall Overcome altogether as we all held hands, this was a memorable tour. Dr. King's office was intimate and a touch of being up close and personal with...More

1  Thank pgamma
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our school group visited first thing in the morning. Sister Wanda led us in song, took us around the church, shared her passion for God, and taught us about the incredible impact this church had in the Civil Rights movement. Wonderful! Finishing with another song...More

1  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Love seeing the dogs in Montgomery, but it was moving to see MLK Jr.'s church, where he preached. Visit it at night and during the day to get both aspects.

1  Thank haleym319
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We were touring the outside, as we didn't have time for a tour, and then this sweet lady opened the door and said she could give us a quick tour. But first she gave my daughter and I hugs and was just precious. Just to...More

1  Thank Msmattox
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Not open to see inside. Just historical marker and pretty building church building on walking trip through the city.

1  Thank ldlkmartinsen
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small church with a big history. Dr. Martin Luther King was the pastor when the bus boycott was carried out. He went on to become the well known civil rights leader of the 60s but this is where he got his start....More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Wanda, our tour leader, was exceptional as a leader and as a person. She really made it come alive. Lots of insight into the that period of history.

1  Thank samvivwright
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We attended a Sunday morning service at the church, to both worship and to pay our respect and to acknowledge Dr King and the Civil Rights Movement. We were warmly welcomed by members of the congregation. Surprisingly the church was not as full as I...More

1  Thank BandMK
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I didn't know the church was downtown and down the street from the State Capitol. Literally down the street. The church was built in the 1800s. I didn't get a chance to tour but I was so happy to see it and reflect on its...More

1  Thank chavon s
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited on MLK Birthday and what an awesome experience and service. To see different ages and races come together and united to celebrate him was an experience I will never forget.

1  Thank SYoung2017
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