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Montgomery / Althea Thomas / Martin King / Martin Luther King Jr #1229860

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018
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Back now from Montgomery, where each Sunday, the church behind us is filled with music from a living living legend. I sat down with organist Althea Thomas, who's been playing here ever since he was hired in the 50s by none other than Martin Luther King Jr.. Inside Montgomerys Dexter Avenue Church. Althea Thomas's music has inspired worshipers for the past 60 years, hired in the spring of fifty five by a young pastor tending to his first congregation. He called my house and said, this is Martin K...

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