Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther King

Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther King (HM15IX)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.378', W 86° 17.78'

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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Side A
House built circa 1912. It has been the home of the ministers of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church since 1919. Its most famous occupant, Dr. Martin Luther King , lived here from Sept. 1954-Feb. 1960. During this time he lead the Bus Boycott launching an outstanding career as a world leader for civil rights and humanitarian causes. When a bomb damaged the house on January 31, 1956, Dr. King returned from a Boycott meeting and calmed an angry crowd from the porch, averting possible violence. From 1947-1952 the house was occupied by Dr. Vernon Johns, an earlier advocate of civil rights.
Side B
Dr. King became pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in September, 1954. He led the Bus Boycott of 1955-56 as president of the Montgomery Improvement Association. Leaving Montgomery in 1960 He went on to national leadership in civil rights, advocating non-violence. Accomplishments include: president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference: Selma-Montgomery March: March on Washington: Nobel Peace Prize. His work brought on a world social-humanitarian movement. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, during an effort to secure laborers' rights.
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HM NumberHM15IX
Series This marker is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. series
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 566195 N 3581995
Decimal Degrees32.37296667, -86.29633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.378', W 86° 17.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 22.68" N, 86° 17' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 S Jackson St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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