(Credit: Pasadena Museum of History)

Dr. King addressed the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church in Pasadena in 1960 and 1965. He had a close relationship with Friendship Pastor Marvin T. Robinson, who was also active in the Civil Rights Movement. Friendship Baptist, founded in 1893, is the oldest Black church in Pasadena.

A group of 13 African-American men including civil rights activist Martin Luther King (sitting far left) and Los Angeles attorney Crispus A. Wright (standing far right) at the dedication of the chapel of the Connor/Johnson Funeral Home, Los Angeles. The building is now the home of Rejected Stone Christian Fellowship.  (USC Digital Library)