Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery was central to the bus boycotts of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Vernon Johns
led the congregation from 1947-52 and, foreshadowing the actions of Rosa Parks, defied the law that created a "whites-only"
section on public transportation. The church's most famous pastor, Martin Luther King Jr., led the congregation from 1954-60,
during the early years of the modern civil rights movement.