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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 8: Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Organizational Records

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131n

Scope and Contents of the Series

The series contains annual reports, newsletters, programs, and a few other documents about the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. The annual reports, both in completed and draft form, detail the church’s yearly activities, membership, finances, and plans for the future. They also include observations by Martin Luther King, Jr. about the past year’s endeavors, recommendations, and thanks for the congregation’s understanding of the demands made by his leadership position in the civil rights movement. The "Dexter Echo" newsletters, 1957-1964, provide accounts of church activities, articles on religious matters, announcements about members and groups, and related news items. Sunday services and an organ recital are described in two separate programs. The series also includes a financial statement for 1954-1955, a form letter sent to dinner guests, and a list of repairs and furniture for the parsonage.


  • Creation: 1954-1964


Language of Materials

Materials are in English

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Restrictions on Use

All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.


0.25 Linear feet

Arrangement of the Series

The series is arranged alphabetically.

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
Series 8: Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Organizational Records
Finding Aid prepared by Bridget T. Lerette
2008 October
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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