Church of God in ChristThis temple serves as foremost edifice at the world headquarters of the Church of God in Christ which was organized in 1897 by Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, son of former slaves. Built during World War II by the loyal members of the Church, Mason Temple is the site of Bishop Mason's entombment and also the place from which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his last speech containing the phrase, "I've been to the mountaintop," on April 3, 1968, the eve of his untimely assassination.
|Placed By||Church of God in Christ|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 9:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 768872 N 3890492|
|Decimal Degrees||35.12141667, -90.04958333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 7.285', W 90° 2.975'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 7' 17.1" N, 90° 2' 58.5" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 930-946 Mason St, Memphis TN 38126, US|
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