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Miriam Thomas Norris

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Tour Manager

Dexter Parsonage Museum
309 South Jackson St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36103
United States

 
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Miriam Norris, an African ...
www.usatoday.com, 17 Feb 2011 [cached]
Miriam Norris, an African American born shortly after the bus boycott, is a tour guide at Dexter Avenue Baptist. She's standing in the basement, where King helped organize the boycott. She's not eager to discuss the Davis re-enactment but eventually says she finds it "personally insulting.
Dexter Avenue was "the first ...
bullardjournal.blogs.com, 1 Feb 2011 [cached]
Dexter Avenue was "the first and only church where Dr. King had the opportunity to serve as senior pastor," noted Miriam T. Norris, the church's tour manager.
"There will be some overlap, but ...
www.annistonstar.com, 16 Jan 2011 [cached]
"There will be some overlap, but we've been meeting with the Bentley team to make sure they are coordinated with us," said Miriam Norris, tourism director at Dexter Avenue/King Memorial Baptist Church.
Dexter Avenue was "the first ...
bullardjournal.blogs.com, 5 Feb 2011 [cached]
Dexter Avenue was "the first and only church where Dr. King had the opportunity to serve as senior pastor," noted Miriam T. Norris, the church's tour manager.
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"The church is a National Historic Landmark," noted Norris.
The simple basement area played a role as a backdrop for a significant Civil Rights event -- the Montgomery bus boycott. "Rosa Parks had been arrested and bailed out by the man who was the local president of the NAACP," Norris said.
Parks, a seamstress at a Montgomery department store, was the third black person in the state capital to be arrested "because she defied the government and refused to give up her seat" to white passengers on the bus, Norris said.
Looking around the basement, Norris explained, "It was here that a core group of activists came right after her arrest. The group began making plans for how to respond to Parks' arrest and to consider how to communicate the message "to the black community at large," Norris said.
"It all started right here in the church basement," she said.
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Amazing, the church "was never the target of any racial violence," Norris said. Four other black churches in Montgomery were "targets of racial vandals" during the 1950s and 1960s, she said.
In addition to the people who visit the church as tourists -- an average of "a thousand a month from all over the world," Norris said -- there are many people who plan a trip to worship at at Sunday service at Dexter Avenue.
A Martin Luther King Jr. Day service has been held at Dexter Avenue annually for the past 32 years. At the most recent service on Jan. 17, Alabama's new governor was among those scheduled to participate. "You can't get a seat in the house that day," Norris said.
"People," she said, "are still impressed by what happened here."
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Dexter Avenue was "the first and only church where Dr. King had the opportunity to serve as senior pastor," noted Miriam T. Norris, the church's tour manager.
"We're walking on eggshells," says ...
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"We're walking on eggshells," says Cameron Freeman Napier, honorary regent for life of the First White Houseof the Confederacy, where Davis lived for several months before the capital moved to Richmond, Va. ... Miriam Norris, an African American born shortly after the bus boycott, is a tour guide at Dexter Avenue Baptist.
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Mary stayed Lincoln, holding the hands of people who suffer from bathing and its fevered brows with wet rags.
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