Holt Street Baptist Church - Montgomery, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 21.890 W 086° 19.234
16S E 563921 N 3581078
Quick Description: Civil rights history at this now closed church, that's falling into disrepair. Dr. Martin Luther King was here during the Bus Boycott of 1955.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2014 5:17:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMJVJP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
Marker text:

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

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Association.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1995

Marker Number: Not Listed

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