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Martin Luther King’s Home in Montgomery

Montgomery, AL, United States
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The Dexter Parsonage Museum was once the home of Martin Luther King and his family. Here Dr. King his wife Coretta Scott King and their two oldest children, Yolanda and Dexter, lived from 1954 to 1960 while King was senior pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (see my story “Martin Luther King Preached Here”).

Today the home has been restored with period furniture and some personal belongings of the family. On the front porch, is a marker where, on the night of January 31, 1956 during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a bomb was tossed. Fortunately, Mrs. King and a friend, who were in the front parlor at the time, heard a sound on the porch and ran to the back of the house before the bomb exploded.
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Points of interest

Civil Rights Memorial Center
Be sure to follow the rest of the Civil Rights Rail (see my story “Montgomery’s Civil Rights Trail”).
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Nearby is the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church where Martin Luther King preached.
Dexter Parsonage Museum
Dexter Parsonage Museum
A marker on the front porch of the house shows where a bomb landed.
Dexter Parsonage Museum
Behind the Dexter Parsonage Museum is the King-Johns Garden for Reflection, featuring the themes of Equality, Peace, Forgiveness, Understanding, Hope, and Unity of which Dr. King so often preached.
Dexter Parsonage Museum
Dexter Parsonage Museum
The Dexter Parsonage Museum was once the home of Martin Luther King and his family.

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