Happy Easter AD 2018

He Is Risen!

St. Paul Methodist Church, Laurel (1962, Clair M. Jones, archt.)

From the historic marker:

DR. KING VISITS LAUREL

On March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke here at St. Paul Methodist Church to rally support for the Poor People’s March on Washington against economic injustice. King told the overflow audience that the marchers were going to Washington to demand improvement in the lives of poor people. This was among Dr. King’s last stops in Mississippi, before his assassination in Memphis on April 4. The Poor People’s March continued after his death, reaching Washington on May 12.


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Categories: African American History, Churches, Civil Rights, Laurel

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  1. Love this post. I especially delight in how the Flemish-bond brick (in the first photo) has been employed to express Greek crosses via two headers and one stretcher. Thank you!

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