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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., was born in Atlanta, and his birthplace is part of the tour of the National Park Service’s Historic Site, which features several important places, including the magnificent King Center, honoring the life and memory of one of America’s most influential leaders and inspirational writers. Look at the park map and plan out your family’s itinerary.

It is easy to find quotations from this civil rights icon. Type Martin Luther King Jr Quotes in your search engine to locate bite-size quotations. Or, go for the whole glorious feast by heading to The King Center shop and buying 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 and Literary Montgomery.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Park Service Historic Site is the sixth stop on our Georgia Trail!

Patricia Smart