About The Safe House
On the night of March 21, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan inside a small shot gun style home in the depot neighborhood of Greensboro, Alabama. Today that house is known as The Safe House Black History Museum. It is a site of great significance to American Black History as well as the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The museum documents the struggle for equality at the local level, along with other highlights of the civil rights movement in hale county. The Safe House Museum is unique as it contains many artifacts of the struggle from slavery to equality, as well as unpublished local and state photos of the civil rights movement. There is living history at the museum as it is directed by Ms. Theresa Burroughs, a Greensboro native who participated actively as a foot soldier during the movement. Theresa and her family kept Martin Luther King Jr. safe in their home on the night of March 21, 1968.
The Safe House Black Historic Museum is an educational non-profit corporation of Greensboro, AL which has as its mission to preserve the unique culture and history of the rural, black belt south. The museum seeks to achieve its mission through: the promotion of African American heritage in the arts, mass media, and history, the promotion of the importance of preserving historic structures and documents, and the promotion of cultural research and documentation.