Historic Markers Across Alabama



Holt Street Baptist Church



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Holt St at Bullock St, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 21.890    W 086° 19.234
  32.36483333    -86.32056666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJVJP
 



Text:

Holt Street Baptist Church is a congregation founded by former members of Bethel Baptist Church in 1909. Under the leadership of Rev. I.S. Fountain, a group met for four years in Labor's Hall, on the corner of Cobb and Mobile Streets before purchasing this site and constructing a church in 1913. The congregation added a wing in 1946, and in 1953 demolished the old structure and built the present sanctuary. On the evening of December 5, 1955, the first day of the Bus Boycott, some 5,000 people gathered here. Dr. Martin Luther King, a newly elected leader of the Montgomery Improvement Association, addressed the crowd which pledged support for the continuation of the boycott. Minister, A.W. Wilson, was officer of MIA.



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More Information:
Wikipedia - Montgomery Bus Boycott

Wikipedia - Civil rights movement
Borgna Brunner and Elissa Haney - Civil Rights Timeline
Wikipedia - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wikipedia - Rosa Parks
Academy of Achievement - Rosa Park Rosa Parks



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