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By Richard Apple

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The Safe House Museum

Safe House Museum

Safe House Museum

 

The Safe House Museum is located in the city of Greensboro, Alabama, in Hale County Alabama

By Richard Apple

By Richard apple

Martin Luther King Jr. spent the night of March 21, 1968 in this house while fleeing the Klan. The house is now a museum highlighting the struggle for equality by African-Americans in Alabama. Its curator, Ms. Theresa Burroughs, was a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and a family friend of King.

Greensboro is also home to a large number of antebellum-era houses and churches, including some that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as Glencairn and Magnolia Grove.

www.ruralswalabama.org states:

On the night of March 21, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan inside a small, shotgun-style home in the depot neighborhood of Greensboro, AL. (This occurred just two weeks prior to the assassination of Rev. King in Memphis, TN.) Mrs. Theresa Burroughs, a close friend of the King family and an active participant of the Civil Rights Movement, turned this small shotgun house into the Safe House Black History Museum which documents the local struggle for equality.  It contains relics of the period from slavery through the civil rights movement.  Displayed at the museum are many unpublished photos of the civil rights struggle in the Black Belt. These include photos of the Greensboro marches, of Bloody Sunday in Selma, and of the triumphant march from Selma to Montgomery.

The Safe House Museum website offers more information about the The Safe House.

Contact the Safe House Museum

p. 334.624.2030
safehousebackhi@bellsouth.net
The Safe House Museum is located in the southwestern side of Greensboro, AL at the intersection of Davis Street and Martin Luther King Avenue (Site GPS Coordinates N32.697611,W87.609667).

More information about Hale County Alabama can be found on the Hale County Main Page. For more information about Greensboro Alabama can be found at its Main Page.

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