Exhibit to open in January in MLK’s old jail cell in Bessemer

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s time spent in the Birmingham Jail during the civil rights movement has been well documented.

However, what may not be as well documented is the fact that Dr. King also spent time in the old Bessemer Jail.

Dr. King served time in the old Bessemer Jail after being convicted for contempt of court in October of 1967.

Less than six months later, he was killed in Memphis.

Now, his jail cell is being transformed into an exhibit.

The exhibit will include artifacts from the evening he was arrested and taken to the jail.

It’s scheduled to open Jan. 15, 2014, or what would have been Dr. King’s 84th birthday.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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