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Martin Luther King’s defining moment: A kitchen, in Montgomery, Alabama, past midnight

Dexter Parsonage Martin Luther King
Posted on January 18, 2010 by | Southeast Travel | No Comments

Well before the March on Washington. Or his “I have a Dream” speech. There was a defining moment for Martin Luther King, Jr. And it came past midnight, in a kitchen, at 309 South Jackson Street, in Montgomery, Alabama. King was 27 years old, two years into his role as pastor of nearby Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Over the past month, King had been leading the Montgomery bus boycott, a decision that set off a series of death threats delivered via mail and phone to his residence — as many as 30 to 40 calls daily, often at night. Normally, […]

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