Historic Markers Across Alabama



Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Organized 1877



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and S Decatur Street, Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.644    W 086° 18.168
  32.3774    -86.3028
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

The second black Baptist Church in Montgomery. First pastor was Rev. C. O. Boothe. Present structure built 1885. Designed by Pelham J. Anderson; built by William Watkins, a member of the congregation. Many prominent black citizens of Montgomery have been members, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. served as pastor (1954-1960). Montgomery bus boycott organized here December 2, 1955.

Erected 1980 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Organized 1877