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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum and Center for Non-Violent Social Change Atlanta, Georgia Created in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King as a living memorial dedicated to preserving the legacy of her husband. Virtual Tour

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the martin luther king jr museum and center for non violent social change
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum and Center for Non-Violent Social Change

Atlanta, Georgia

Created in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King as a living memorial dedicated to preserving the legacy of her husband.

virtual tour
Virtual Tour

The Martin Luther King Jr. Museum is a very strong and powerful place. Right when you walk in you could see all of the information all around you. It isn't just a place where,” here is the information read it.” It is a place that you can really interact and try to understand what black people went through.

- Emily Fogle

(an excerpt)

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The learning experience begins on the walkway to the center with plaques containing information and quotes explaining the beliefs that formed the non-violent method of socialchange.

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Once you enter the Visitor’s Center you will see displays that educate all ages on the Civil Rights Movement. Most displays are interactive and encourage people to “get involved.”

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A gallery of B/W images of the movement line the back wall. The images are displayed in a stark simple fashion.

This was the section of the museum that generated the most dramatic student writing.

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The Freedom Walk is the centerpiece of the museum that commemorates the many groups and events in the struggle to end segregation.

When you are on the walk, look down to read the information.

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The Display Area Circled around the Freedom Walk are six display areas.

Segregation King Family Call to Lead Visiting the Mountain Expanding the Dream Overcoming Loss

auburn ave
Auburn Ave.

In the segregated South of the early 1900’s, “Sweet Auburn” was the center of African-American commerce and culture. Created to provide the necessities of life, it emerged as one of the most successful black neighborhoods in America.