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Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service Historic Site

The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service Historic Site in Atlanta should be high on any Georgia traveler’s list of priorities.

Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was born in Atlanta and his birthplace is part of the tour of the National Park Service’s Historic Site. It features several important places, including the magnificent King Center, which honors the life and memory of one of America’s most influential leaders and inspirational writers. Use the park map to plan your itinerary.

According to the King Center website (thekingcenter.org):

“The King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world. The collection consists of the papers of Dr. King and those of the organization he co-founded, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, as well as the records of 8 major civil rights organizations and of several individuals active in the Movement. The archives also include more than 200 oral history interviews with Dr. King’s teachers, friends, family and civil rights associates.”

His Famous Quotes

It is easy to find quotations from this civil rights icon. Type Martin Luther King Jr Quotes in your search engine to locate his quotations that continue to motivate people toward peace, love, and justice for all.

His Books

Heading to The King Center shop in person or online to buy one of his books, such as:

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (1958)
The Measure of a Man (1959)
Strength to Love (1963)
Why We Can’t Wait (1964)
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)
The Trumpet of Conscience (1968)

If they don’t have all of the ones you want in stock when you visit, try a public library. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has branches throughout the Atlanta area.

Read more at District of Columbia, Literary Montgomery, and Tennessee.

This is the seventh stop on our Georgia Author Adventures Trail.

Patricia Smart