Atlanta is known for being the cradle of the civil rights movement, notably between the years from 1940 to 1970. It was the birthplace of Christian minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr, along with countless other civil rights leaders, and prominent historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) continue this legacy today.
Honour the achievements of the movement’s revolutionaries by exploring the civil rights landmarks in the city.
The Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site comprises landmarks, rose gardens, monuments and historical displays set across 30 acres (12 hectares) of land. Highlights of the centre include the Children of Courage exhibition, which tells the story of the children of the civil rights movement, and Courage to Lead, which follows Martin Luther King Jr’s path during the civil rights movement, and a floral interpretation of his ideals of peace through non-violence. Another highlight is the home he grew up in. After his assassination on April 4 1968 it was restored as a historic museum, with Birth Home Tours offering small-group tours. Ebenezer Baptist Church, known as the activist’s spiritual home, is also a must-visit landmark on the grounds; Martin Luther King Jr served as co-pastor here with his father, Reverend Martin Luther King Sr, and his funeral was held here.
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