Historic civil rights church to be considered for national recognition

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The West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the Rev. Ralph Abernathy Sr. and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. met, prayed and organized the civil rights movement, could be on its way to formal national recognition after a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives Monday (Sept. 15). Photo courtesy of Ralph David Abernathy III Foundation

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“This was the spiritual workplace of the civil rights movement,” said the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy III, whose foundation is seeking to have the site of the historic church designated as a national park.