Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

About Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Known for its years at the forefront of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement, led by then-pastor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church proved how members of the black community could unite in resistance to segregation. It heralded a new era of “direct action.”

Years before the boycott, Dexter Avenue minister Vernon Johns was an early change-seeker, sitting down in the whites-only section of a city bus. When the driver ordered him off, Johns urged other passengers to join him, thus instigating bus sit-ins that would propel the movement.

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 261-3270
dexterkingmemorial.org/tours
Tours: Tuesday – Saturday (Hourly 10 am until 3 pm)
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