The King Center

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Place Category: Community Center and MuseumPlace Tags: Atlanta Places and Places in GA

  • Description

    Coretta Scott King founded The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in her basement in 1968, a few months after the assassination of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her mission was to commemorate his legacy and continue his vision and mission of establishing a living memorial with public programs that promote their ideas and goals for a nonviolent and equal society.
    In 1981, the center moved to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which includes Dr. King’s birth home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he preached from 1960 until his death, his gravesite, and a reflecting pool. Coretta Scott King’s grave is next to his since 2006.
    The CEO and the president of the center is the kings’ youngest daughter, Bernice King, who continues to carry the torch of peace and justice. The center offers lectures, youth leadership camps, Nonviolence365 Orientation, an annual gala, and more.

    Martin Luther King Historic Site

    Exploring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Historic site dedicated to his work and memory. Located on the historic Auburn Avenue of Atlanta, take the tour with me.

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    Address: 449 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30312
    Opening Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM, Summer Hours (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day) : 9 AM - 6 PM
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