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Dexter Parsonage Museum

Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During Key Civil Rights Events

Dexter Parsonage Museum
Dexter Parsonage Museum
The residence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his initial involvement in the civil rights movement.
Click to enlarge. 2008

Dexter Parsonage Historical Marker
Dexter Parsonage Historical Marker
Click to enlarge. 2008

309 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
United States

On This Very Spot from 1920 to 1992, more than twelve pastors of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church had their family residence.

On This Very Spot from 1954 to 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived with his family during his service as pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. While living here, he helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and the Selma-to-Montgomery march, key events in the American Civil Rights Movement that elevated King to national prominence.

On This Very Spot on January 31, 1956, Dr. King's residence was bombed.

Submitted By:  spottermom

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Nearest Major Airport: Montgomery

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