Reflections on Our Pastor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 1954-1960

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama from 1954 to 1960. Within months of his arrival there, Rosa Parks, a young seamstress, refused to yield her seat to a white man on a segregated Montgomery bus. Her arrest sparked the formation of the Montgomery Improvement Association and the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956. The young Rev. King was elected leader of this epic struggle which ushered in the nonviolent direct action phase of the Civil Rights movement. This ...

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