A City at the Center of Change
Atlanta is an epicenter of culture in the South and beyond. Many of the great civil rights leaders called the city home, and it has served as a hub for civil and human rights ever since. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the man perhaps more intrinsically linked with the Civil Rights Movement than any other, was born in Atlanta and grew up in a time of strict segregation. Following in his father’s 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 movement. Dr. King is buried in Atlanta at The King Center.