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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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Address: 454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
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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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Beautiful place..a must see

Walking thru this church was inspiring and educational. The tour guide..who I wish I could remember her name..was a blessing to talk with.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Walking thru this church was inspiring and educational. The tour guide..who I wish I could remember her name..was a blessing to talk with.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We did a tour with Wanda, what an amazing tourguide (and woman!!!). Lot's of history in this church and if you're interested in the civil rights history a must see!! Thanks Wanda! You're a very special lady!! We very much enjoyed the Tour and Will recommend it to others.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Just go! I had a tour guided by Wanda. I planned on being early for a tour, but was allowed to be a late entry to the current tour. Wanda is so amazing. Just a wonderful spirit who provided so much education and context to the role of the church in Montgomery as a whole and in Black and American... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Wanda led our tour and was absolutely amazing. You could not find a kinder, more passionate individual to educate guests about Dr. King and the civil rights movement. Her energy is contagious and I highly recommend paying a visit to the church for a tour should you ever be in the Montgomery area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Did a self tour and spoke to the person there- did not have time for the complete tour (also note the complete tour was $6.50 pp). While I recommend visiting because of the importance of the site, there really is not much to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I was surprised as to how many historic events happened in this church that Dr. King pastored for a relatively short time. I was surprised as to how close it is to the state capitol building and that a slave market had once existed at the other end of the street. This is a must-see for anyone wanting to learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I didn't know about this place until I visited it with my son's elementary class; the history we learned from the guide was amazing; it was very touching and powerful; it is close to the capital and doesn't take long, so I do recommend making it a part of your day; you do "listen" a lot in the same location,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Awesome tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the amazing history of this place. If you want to get a view into MLK and the civil rights movement, this place should be on top of your list. Beautiful mural in basement, chance to stand behind MLK's pulpit, and see the church itself. Better yet, visit on a Sunday for services!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The tour starts with a short, informative video. The wonderful Wanda Battle then gave us a tour of the church. We came here on the recommendation of Rebecca Front in a Sunday Times article. She wrote that Wanda is not only one of the finest tour guides you could wish for but also simply a radiant person. I don't think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this church with my 18 year old son and 88 year old father. We were welcomed to the church by a wonderful, knowledgeable woman named Wanda. We throughly enjoyed our visit and all left after a hug from Wanda. Well worth a visit!

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