The King Center Atlanta, United States

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site consists of several buildings including Martin Luther King Jr.’s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King was baptized and both his father Martin Luther King Sr., and he were pastors. These places, critical to the interpretation of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, were included in the National Historic Site when it was established on October 10, 1980.

Cross Panel with Vine in Center and Tritons’ Couple Heinrich Aldegrever 1537

Cross Panel with Vine in Center and Tritons’ Couple Heinrich Aldegrever 1537 From the collection of National Gallery of Art, ...
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Ornament with Foliage and a Child in the Center Heinrich Aldegrever 1539

Ornament with Foliage and a Child in the Center Heinrich Aldegrever 1539 From the collection of National Gallery of Art, ...
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The Procuress by Dirck van Baburen

Dirck van Baburen painted genres with drinkers and musicians. An amorous suitor barters with an elderly, turbanned woman for the ...
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Single Leaf of Plowing and Selling Produce by Reza Abbasi

This drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.749, was executed in Safavid Iran, most probably in the late 10th century AH/AD 16th, ...
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The Beautiful Virgin of Regensburg Albrecht Altdorfer 1519 – 1520

From the collection of National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Details Title: The Beautiful Virgin of Regensburg Date Created: c ...
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Woman Washing Clothes Charles Alston 1970

Woman Washing Clothes Charles Alston 1970 From the collection of Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture Woman bowed over ...
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Study for Thermaie Antoniniane Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1899

Study for Thermaie Antoniniane Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1899 From the collection of Yale Center for British Art Details Title: Study for ...
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Sunny Days Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1874

Sunny Days Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1874 From the collection of Yale Center for British Art Details Title: Sunny Days Date Created: ...
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Spring Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1894

Spring Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1894 From the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum A procession of women and children descending ...
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Venus Seated in Her Sea Chariot Suckling Cupid Alessandro Algardiabout 1645

Venus Seated in Her Sea Chariot Suckling Cupid Alessandro Algardiabout 1645 From the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum ...
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Landscape with the Holy Family (Rest on the Flight into Egypt) Alessandro Algardi, and Giovanni Francesco Grimaldiabout 1650

Landscape with the Holy Family (Rest on the Flight into Egypt) Alessandro Algardi, and Giovanni Francesco Grimaldiabout 1650 From the ...
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On the Isis, Waterperry, Oxfordshire William Alfred Delamotte 1806

On the Isis, Waterperry, Oxfordshire William Alfred Delamotte 1806 From the collection of Yale Center for British Art Details Title: ...
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On the Isis, Waterperry, Oxfordshire William Alfred Delamotte 1805

On the Isis, Waterperry, Oxfordshire William Alfred Delamotte 1805 From the collection of Yale Center for British Art Details Title: ...
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Zapata David Alfaro Siqueiros 1930

Zapata David Alfaro Siqueiros 1930 From the collection of Inter-American Development Bank David Alfaro Siqueiros was very active in the ...
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The Lane Julian Alden Weir 1980

The Lane Julian Alden Weir 1980 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: The Lane Creator: Julian Alden ...
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Roses Julian Alden Weir 1883-1884

Roses Julian Alden Weir 1883-1884 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: Roses Creator: Julian Alden Weir Date ...
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After the Ride Julian Alden Weir 1903

After the Ride Julian Alden Weir 1903 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: After the Ride Creator: ...
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Grapes, Knife and Glass Julian Alden Weir 1880

Grapes, Knife and Glass Julian Alden Weir 1880 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: Grapes, Knife and ...
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Pan and the Wolf Julian Alden Weir 1907

Pan and the Wolf Julian Alden Weir 1907 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: Pan and the ...
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Sulby Glen-Isle of Man Julian Alden Weir 1889

Sulby Glen-Isle of Man Julian Alden Weir 1889 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: Sulby Glen-Isle of ...
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Woodland Rocks Julian Alden Weir 1910-1919

Woodland Rocks Julian Alden Weir 1910-1919 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: Woodland Rocks Creator: Julian Alden ...
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An Alsatian Girl Julian Alden Weir

An Alsatian Girl Julian Alden Weir From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: An Alsatian Girl Creator: Julian ...
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The Fishing Party Julian Alden Weir 1915

The Fishing Party Julian Alden Weir 1915 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: The Fishing Party Creator: ...
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Afternoon by the Pond Julian Alden Weir 1908-1909

Afternoon by the Pond Julian Alden Weir 1908-1909 From the collection of The Phillips Collection Details Title: Afternoon by the ...
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In total, the buildings included in the site make up 35 acres (0.14 km²). The visitor center contains a museum that chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement and the path of Martin Luther King Jr. An 1894 firehouse (Fire Station No. 6) served the Sweet Auburn community until 1991, and now contains a gift shop and an exhibit on desegregation in the Atlanta Fire Department. The “I Have a Dream” International World Peace Rose Garden, and a memorial tribute to Mohandas K. Gandhi are part of the site, as is the “International Civil Rights Walk of Fame” which commemorates some of the courageous pioneers who worked for social justice.

Annual events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January typically draw large crowds. Speakers have included Presidents of the United States, national and local politicians, and civil rights leaders. Remembrances are also held during Black History Month (February), and on the anniversary of King’s April 4, 1968, assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy. Both a traditional memorial and programmatic nonprofit, the King Center was envisioned by its founder to be “no dead monument, but a living memorial filled with all the vitality that was his, a center of human endeavor, committed to the causes for which he lived and died.” – See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/about-king-center