Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta
January 22, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. is often remembered as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who led marches and practiced civil disobedience across the country.
But he was also an Atlantan. Not only was King born here, but he lived here. He was part of the city. From Auburn Avenue, where he spent his childhood and later preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church, to Vine City, where he started a home for his own family, to downtown, where he was arrested as part of a protest.
CL's Joeff Davis revisited the places that connect King to Atlanta.
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King Birth Home
501 Auburn Ave.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s connection to Atlanta runs deep.
He was born in Atlanta on Jan. 15, 1929 in an upstairs bedroom at 501 Auburn Ave. In this photo, from the King Family Collection, he stands in front of his birth home.
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