Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Junior, Martin Luther King, Junior Memorial Park

The Ebenezer Baptist Church – Site Where Martin Luther King, Senior Pastored And Where His Son Gave His Last Sermon

In 1885, Ebenezer Baptist Church was founded by Pastor John Andrew Parker, a former slave, in Atlanta, Georgia as a predominantly African American congregation.

Photograph of Martin Luther King, Senior at the Ebenezer Church.

Martin Luther King, Senior the father of Martin Luther King, Junior, began to preach at the church in the 1900s.

King’s son, Martin Luther King, Junior, was offered to pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. However, his son turned down the offer and became the pastor at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

Martin Luther King, Junior utilized the pulpit at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to accelerate the modern civil rights movement that had been iniciated by events such as Port Chicago, the Tuskegee Airmen, and other events in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

On Febuary 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Junior gave his last sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Presently, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, is part of the Martin Luther King, Junior Memorial Park.

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