Atlanta – US Civil Rights Trail

The Birthplace of a Peace Leader

Born in Atlanta, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in a time of strict segregation. Following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps, Dr. King became a minister and preached about peace through nonviolence at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Atlanta churchgoers witnessed the birth of this message that inspired millions and helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King is buried in Atlanta at The King Center.


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