Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 - Chapter 4, First Trombone, Summary & Analysis

Taylor Branch
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King picked up Johns, and the two of them drove to Montgomery and the home of Ralph Abernathy, the pastor of First Baptist. After the introductions, King was talked into joining the group for dinner, despite the fact that he was expected at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks. The supper proved to be educational for King, as he was able to discuss both Negro churches in Montgomery with the two pastors. Later King returned to the Abernathy home alone. He was able to have a more in depth discussion with Abernathy regarding the nature of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

King's sermon at Dexter went very well; but he was in competition for the job with a friend of his, Walter McCall. Both were invited back for a second sermon; but in his eagerness McCall misjudged his audience and failed...

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