26 August 2011

A Seat at the Table

Judging from the appliances, the young family that occupied this kitchen from 1954 to 1960 was certainly of modest means. At the time, wringer-top washers were being eclipsed by automatic models; the fridge, though, looks more or less up to date. As a pastor and community leader in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. spent hours in this room discussing the nascent civil rights movement. The residence is now a museum, and is open for tours. dexterkingmemorial.org

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