Atlanta, Georgia, was the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was where he grew up, followed in his father’s footsteps and became a minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Georgia was also the setting of the Albany Movement and the home to many organizations that spearheaded civil rights efforts and demonstrations across the state and region. Join the more than 1 million annual visitors who seek a better understanding of one of our nation’s greatest leaders by visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Visit his childhood home and pay your respects at his burial site at The King Center.