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
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