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Historic Dexter Ave. Baptist Church to be part of world-wide ‘Let Freedom Ring Celebration'

The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is located just steps from Alabama's state capitol building. The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is located just steps from Alabama's state capitol building.

The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church will be one of the featured sites for a global bell-ringing ceremony at 2 p.m. on Wed, Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech."

The downtown Montgomery church is the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., served as senior pastor. Participating in the bell-ringing ceremony will be several church members who attended the church when King was pastor from 1954 to 1960.

The global bell-ringing is the culmination of a program of events that started at the King Center in Atlanta and continues this week in Washington, D.C. The bell-ringing will take place a half-century to the minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address.

More information on all the commemoration activities can be found online at http://officialmlkdream50.com/.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Dept. of Tourism

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