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Clayborn Temple

Hernando, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 11.650668", -90° 3' 4.525236"
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This building designed by architects Long and Kees with E.C. Jones
supervising, was dedicated to the worship of God on Jan. 1, 1893. It was the second
home of Second Presbyterian Church (organized Dec. 28, 1844) until sold to the AME
Church in 1949 and then renamed Clayborn Temple. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often
spoke here. Many civil rights activities were held here in 1960s. (SCHC)
Note: Dr. King started his march from
the street in front of the Temple during the
sanitation workers' strike March 28 of 1968.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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