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September 24, 2021

Martin Luther King’s Church: At the Historic Ebenezer Baptist

In October I had the honor of photographing a service that the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. It was just before the 2014 election so people were registering and calling for a turnout at the polls. Reverend Warnock, the current head of the church called for people to sign up on the Souls to the Polls forms that were distributed.

The service was one of the more moving that I’ve ever been to Rev. Warnock preached of the importance of participation in your community.

Reverend Warnock asks new members of the church to come forward.

Reverend Warnock asks new members of the church to come forward.

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Zach D Roberts

Souls to the polls forms to waiting to be handed out to parishioners.

Souls to the polls forms to waiting to be handed out to parishioners.

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Zach D Roberts

Zach D Roberts

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Reverend Warnock reading from the church bulletin.

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Tourists taking photos of the historic church's service.

Tourists taking photos of the historic church’s service.

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A portrait of Rev. Martin Luther King.

A portrait of Rev. Martin Luther King.

Looking in from the lobby of the Ebenezer Church.

Looking in from the lobby of the Ebenezer Church.

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The original Ebenezer Baptist Church is now part of the National Park system and across the street from the church pictured above. The physical church that Martin Luther King Jr. preached at is still intact next to the King Museum.

Where Martin Luther King Jr. preached.

Where Martin Luther King Jr. preached.

The Mudflats contributor, Greg Palast walking in front of the original Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

The Mudflats contributor, Greg Palast walking in front of the original Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

 

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2 Responses to “Martin Luther King’s Church: At the Historic Ebenezer Baptist”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    If walls could talk,imagine the stories to be told and retold of the struggles for equality and the eternal shame of whites who still refuse to allow it. Those church walls are a shrine to the man,the men and women who stood up to oppression and paid with their lives.

  2. Zyxomma says:

    Thanks, Zach. I still don’t understand why Americans don’t vote (I mean, apart from those purged from the voter lists by Crosscheck).

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