Safe House Black History Museum
About Safe House Black History Museum
This small, shotgun-style home was owned by the Burroughs, a family of Civil Rights activists. They opened it up as a refuge for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in March 1968 when an angry mob of Ku Klux Klan members attempted to murder him after a speech in Greensboro, Alabama. Just two weeks later, Dr. King would be assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Today the house operates as a museum, documenting the struggle for equality at the local level through artifacts, photographs and living history; its director, Ms. Theresa Burroughs, is part of the original family who shielded Dr. King 50 years ago.