BeliefsHistoric civil rights church to be considered for national recognitionBy Adelle M. Banks | September 16, 2014LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs 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 FoundationActive RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.“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.