Montgomery Church Joins MLK Speech Celebration
The Montgomery church where Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor will join other many other locations in ringing bells at the moment when King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery will ring bells at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday as part of the Let Freedom Ring Celebration commemorating King's speech in Washington in 1963. King served as pastor of the church from 1954 to 1960. His leadership of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 made him a national figure in the civil rights movement.
Organizers of the celebration said several members who attended the Montgomery church when King was pastor will participate in the bell ringing.