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By Houston Bryan Roberson

The Dexter street King Memorial Church performed a major function within the Civil Rights movement-it was once the spine of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a version for different grassroots demonstrations and which additionally propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the nationwide spotlight.

Roberson chronicles 5 generations within the lifetime of this congregation. He makes use of it as a lens in which to discover how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political establishment inside a racially fractured and constantly moving cultural and civil panorama. Roberson highlights many of the favourite figures linked to the church, comparable to Martin Luther King, Jr., in addition to a number of the much less famous figures--for instance the numerous girls whose organizational efforts sustained the church.

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