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Visting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta

Dr. King’s life is an inspiration to everyone to stand up against racism, discrimination and anti-semitism and speak out. To dare to dream for a better present and future. To take actions to end discrimination. We should all learn more from history so we are not doomed to repeat it.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a true leader that lead the civil rights movement. He did not believe violence was going to help make the changes the south and the US as a whole needed. Even though he spent time in jail and was beaten up he always promoted his nonviolent philosophy to achieve change.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raise in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on January 15, 1929. In fact, he lived the majority of his life in Atlanta and it is also his final resting place. MLK Jr. was murdered on April 4, 1968 for leading this movement and promoting change.

Did you know that at age 35 he became the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park Visitor Center

The best place to learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. This 35 acres historical park is home to The King Center, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home, outdoor monuments, and recreation areas.

Here you can uncover the vast exhibits and information about King’s work for civil rights. The multimedia displays include newspaper accounts, audio visual testimonials and lifesize displays.

The Historical Park is located at the Sweet Auburn Historic District in downtown Atlanta. Location: 450 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GE

Make sure to walk through the “I Have a Dream” International World Peace Rose Garden and give your tribute to Gandhi and other civil rights icons.

King built his call for nonviolent resistance through the teachings of Gandhi at seminary school. In the park you will find a statue of the famous Indian leader along with the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.

The Rose Garden is a beautiful spot to visit year round, but is especially colorful in the late spring and summer when the bushes are in bloom. The park represents the ideology of peace, mixing the rose, the official flower of the United States, with an artistic representation of the life and work of Dr King.

If you are with kids or even if you are not, check out the Children of Courage exhibit in the Visitor Center. It provides a wonderful and more hands on experience to bring the history to life. The goal of this exhibit is to remind ourselves that children and students are often the driving force behind change.

The King Center and MLK Grave

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