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    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. Midway, Georgia hosted education and leadership workshops training up the next wave of civil rights leaders. Join the more than l million annual visitors who seek a better understanding of one of our nation’s greatest leaders by visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Visit his childhood home and pay your respects at his burial site at The King Center.


    When you’re ready to experience the history of the United States Civil Rights Trail firsthand, download a state itinerary. These guides have information about the sites you can visit in each state as well as directions and other useful tools to help you successfully plan your trip.





    The U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks in the Southern states and beyond that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s, shifting the course of history. We started this podcast to continue our mission of motivation people to learn more, see more and feel more. Through this podcast we will tell deeper stories of the Civil Rights Movement from people who were there and made a difference.


    • Season 1 – Alabama

    • Season 2 – Mississippi

    • Season 3 – South Carolina

    • Season 4 – Louisiana

    • Season 5 – Tennessee

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