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.
Safe House Black History Museum
518 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro, AL 36744
Tours by appointment only.
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