Martin Luther King Jr.’s first public speech was held at this Church in Dublin, Georgia

The First African Baptist Church in Dublin where a 15-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. gave his first public speech during a speaking contest on April 17, 1944.
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The First African Baptist Church in Dublin where a 15-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. gave his first public speech during a speaking contest on April 17, 1944.

Wayne Crenshaw has worked as a journalist since 1990 and has been a reporter for The Telegraph since 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Georgia College and is a resident of Warner Robins.