This pulpit is an important piece of civil rights history as three generations of Dr. King's family used the pulpit as a platform to address social injustice as community leaders. It is believed that the pulpit was present at the first sermon in Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1922. The pulpit itself is oak and has a raised wooden cutout that has four circles in the shape of a cross, flush with the upper molding, is a decorative motif of intersecting arches. The entire structure remains intact and is still located in its historic setting.


  • Title: Pulpit
  • Contributor: Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • Other Related Links: Collections on the Web Catalog
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: MALU 796
  • Measurements: L 86.36, W 45.72, H 111.74 cm
  • Material: Oak

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