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Jefferson County To Preserve Downtown Jail Where Martin Luther King Jr. Was Held

| January 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am

By Barnett Wright
The Birmingham Times

An forgotten jail on the seventh floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served time for civil disobedience, is being preserved and may be opened to the public as a historic landmark, Jefferson County commissioners said.

The commission unanimously passed a resolution that preserves the jail area on the seventh floor “in recognition of the contributions to society by Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the place that Jefferson County holds in the history of the civil rights movement.”

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