Since 1877 Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church has been a symbol of respect, blessings and service. There has been a constant challenge to accommodate tourism and Church activities, and this 6,330 square foot addition by architects Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, along with Russell Construction, will be the first expansion since its initial construction. The building will include space for administrative and educational requirements, contributing to the growth and enhancement of the Legacy. The congregation will use the Church solely for Sunday worship, weddings, funerals, lectures, and revivals as well as a dedicated tour site. Once the new building is completed, the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation will oversee the tour program at the Church during the week. Completion is scheduled for December, 2008.
This expansion comes at a significant point in Dexter’s rich history: The Church is one of 14 U.S. sites to be considered for nomination to the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List, recognizing the most significant cultural and national treasures on Earth. Here is your opportunity to share in the legacy of this historic expansion at Dexter...
Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, Founder and Chair of the SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc. (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc.) has committed to donate a statue of Dr. King for the new courtyard. The statue will be one of fourteen (14) commissioned by Mrs. Lowery, documenting civil rights history. The commemorative courtyard of the new annex will be paved with approximately 1,280 individually engraved bricks, which are offered for sale during a limited time only, at $250.00 each. Sponsors may choose to honor a family, friend or organization by having a name engraved on each brick in symbolic support of the completion of this very special expansion project.
Reserve your bricks today or call the church office at (334) 263-3970 for more information.
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