The Center was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King and has tours, films, exhibits and much more with all the History of Segregation Times on view.
Right off the Interstate with easy parking nearby. Good Southern cooking restaurants nearby, too.
We think of the King Center as a national treasure. Please be sure to visit. Allow enough time for emotional impact.
This site was the high point for our trip to Atlanta.
As of Jan 18, 2005, the URL for the King center (http://thekingcenter.com) was not working. Here is an alternative: Martin Luther King Center
As we struggle for legal equality, if we fail or forget to reach out to others then we're no better than the people who oppress us.
My favorite stop in Atlanta. This is a very important tourist attractionto me. You will find the grave for Martin Luther King plus the water fountain along with the museum displaying his life experiences. Don't forget to visit his birth home. Amazing experience. Just to warn you it is crowded and parking can be difficult.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.