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Civil rights history lesson
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
Martin Luther King Jr.
US black civil rights leader & clergyman (1929 - 1968)
No matter what race, religion or nationality. Do not leave Atlanta without visiting “The King Center” it was one of the most humbling experiences I’ve ever had.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR....
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE -- the birthplace of America's foremost civil rights leader at 501 Auburn Ave. (Wheat Street in the post-Civil War era)
This Queen Anne style residence, built in 1895, has been restored to its appearance during the years from 1929 (when King was born) until 1941, when the King family moved to another location. Other historic buildings in this area include the Wheat Street Baptist Church and Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, as well as a number of residences that formerly belonged to prominent Atlantans who helped to shape the character of Sweet Auburn. In turn-of-the-century Atlanta the district earned the reputation throughout the South of being a community in which black people could prosper.
Martin Luther King Center
The King Center gives great insight into King's life, work, and the forces that influenced MLK to become such a great leader. The site features King's birthplace, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the first integrated fire station in Atlanta, King's tomb, informative films, and exhibits on the Civl Rights Movement, Ghandi, and Dr. and Mrs. King. Take the time to sit inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church and listen to a taped sermon given by King. The house tour is very interesting and gives you a picture of King's life as a young boy growing up in Atlanta. The site is run by the National Park Service and is free. The gift shops have some great books and tapes to continue to inspire us after we leave.
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I believe that Martin Luther King, Jr was one of the 3 best men this country has produced. He did so much for humanity in his life. This is his birth place. It's on Auburn Avenue and worth the visit.
Martin Luther King Center
Visit the childhood home, and the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King was pastor. A large memorial and museum, as well as Dr. King's final resting place.
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