House where King planned Alabama marches moving to Michigan
The Associated Press
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – An Alabama home where Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders planned the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches has been sold to a historical museum in Michigan and will be moved to a site near Detroit for preservation.
The Jackson House will be dismantled starting later this year and trucked more than 800 miles to The Henry Ford Museum’s Greenfield Village in Dearborn. The project is expected to take up to three years.
The 3,000-square-foot bungalow was owned by dentist Sullivan Jackson and his wife, Richie Jean.
It provided a safe haven for King and other civil rights leaders as they strategized the three marches protesting racist Jim Crow laws that prevented Black people from voting in the Deep South.
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4/17/2023 7:59:29 AM (GMT -5:00)