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Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, and a legacy that endures

Miriam Norris, tourism director, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Posted on January 16, 2011 by | Misc | No Comments

Miriam Norris knows a good story when she sees it. Three years ago, on the heels of a 25-year career in radio and broadcast journalism, Norris became tourism director at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. With that role, she took on a story close to her heart: the moment a 24-year old minister named Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., took to the pulpit of his own church, for the first time. It would remain the only church where he would serve as senior pastor. Under King’s leadership, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church soon proved the staging ground for what would become a…

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