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Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Tour in Atlanta
"Explore Atlanta and learn about Martin Luther King Jr's life and work in the civil rights movement on this small group heritage tour. Begin your day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) houses more than 10000 documents from MLK's personal collection and from the civil rights movement. You'll visit the Atlanta University Center a prominent center for higher learning where Dr. King attended university. The center is home to Morehouse University for Men Spelman University for Women and the coed campus Atlanta University. which first opened its doors in 1869. Stop by MLK's favorite soul food restaurant and one of Atlanta’s best loved diners Busy Bee. True southern style cooking in a humble down to earth setting satisfies the appetites of the downtown lunch crowd to this day. Please note this tour provides an alternate restaurant Paschal’s Restaurant
From $62.00
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Tour in Atlanta
"Explore Atlanta and learn about Martin Luther King Jr's life and work in the civil rights movement on this small group heritage tour. Begin your day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) houses more than 10000 documents from MLK's personal collection and from the civil rights movement. You'll visit the Atlanta University Center a prominent center for higher learning where Dr. King attended university. The center is home to Morehouse University for Men Spelman University for Women and the coed campus Atlanta University. which first opened its doors in 1869. Stop by MLK's favorite soul food restaurant and one of Atlanta’s best loved diners Busy Bee. True southern style cooking in a humble down to earth setting satisfies the appetites of the downtown lunch crowd to this day. Please note this tour provides an alternate restaurant Paschal’s Restaurant
From $62.00
 
Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car
"You’ll meet your driver-guide at the Atlanta Visitors Center and hop in a comfortable electric vehicle that seats five plus the driver. In 90 minutes you’ll cover 15 miles (24km) in the heart of the city discovering the history and culture of the ‘Capitol of the South.’ (See Itinerary for a full list of attractions.) You can chat with your guide throughout the tour in your quiet eco-friendly electric car! Set out from downtown on a drive through some of the city's historic neighborhoods. See Inman Park Atlanta’s first-planned suburb and a former site of brutal Civil War battles. Then you’ll journey to the Old Fourth Ward where the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site commemorates the life and legacy of the famous civil rights leader. Pass by Ebenezer Baptist Church
From $29.00

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MLK Center

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.

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dustmon
Jan 21, 2011

Updated Website

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.

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Out.in.MN
Jan 18, 2005

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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.

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queensgirl
Mar 10, 2005

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.

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Nov 16, 2004
 
 
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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.

flannery2
Apr 25, 2004

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.

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drolkar
Aug 24, 2002

Great Man

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.

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amybrooke
Apr 11, 2006

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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Nov 02, 2002
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Things to Do Near Martin Luther King Center

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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a genius. A collegiate graduate at age 19 and holder of a PhD at 26 from Boston University. At 35 in 1964, he became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize....
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Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta

The original Ebenezer Baptist Church was founded in 1886 during the Reconstruction Era in the South. The Rev. John A. Parker, born into slavery, was the founder and first pastor. In 1914 the...
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Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta, dating to 1850. I came across it by accident after leaving the Cyclorama, so I stopped in for about 30 minutes. There are many old graves, dating to...
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Central Presbyterian Church

the central presbyterian church is located near the georgia capitol in downtown atlanta. this beautiful english gothic church was built in 1885. the original church was built on this location in 1858....
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First United Methodist Church

Near the Sun Trust Plaza and across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church is the venerable United Methodist Church. This congregation has a stunning history behind it. The congregation dates back to 1845...
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Underground

A mall of specialty shops and restaurants underneath downtown Atlanta. The complex was constructed from old railroad viaducts built in the reconstruction era and is basically an underground mall to...
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Getting to Martin Luther King Center

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449 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta

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