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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
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.
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
Our visit to the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church was amazing. The only tour that begins and ends with a hug sprinkled with singing and a prayer. Ms. Wanda made the whole experience even better with her stories and spirit!
This is a very moving experience if you are a fan of Dr. King's. Not only do you see the pulpit he preached from, but his office, the desk he wrote his sermons on, and his church. She has such a bright, positive avenue that...More
Visited downtown Montgomery today. It was great time. The city was witness to some of the most important parts of American history. The King Baptist Church was a sight to see. A lot of moments to take in there.
We went here after our visit to the Legacy Museum and the Memorial. Hearing Kings words, seeing his office and sanctuary, and being led by Wanda, the steward and guide in this space, provided the time of lament and hope we needed.
What can I saw but WOW! The tour of this small pastor study and infamous church sanctuary was awe inspiring. The intimacy of the group and tour guide Mrs Battle made the tour special. Being on hallowed ground allowed my daughter and I feel like...More
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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.
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
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 Selma, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.