The King Center

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Facility:The King Center
Description:Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America's greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.

Freedom Hall is The King Center’s primary exhibition facility. It contains a Grand Foyer, large theater/conference auditorium, giftshop/resource center and various works of art-domestic and international. The Grand Foyer is decorated with art from Africa and Georgia.

The Eternal Flame symbolizes the continuing effort to realize Dr. King’s ideals for the “Beloved Community” which requires lasting personal commitment that cannot weaken when faced with obstacles.


A D D R E S S
Address 1:449 Auburn Avenue, NE
Address 2:
City:Atlanta
State/Province:GA
Zip Code:30312
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
Summer Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Admission:There are no fees charged but donations are accepted.
Telephone:(404) 526-8900
Website:http://www.thekingcenter.org/
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Thereasa W, Co-op Member
The King Center is a must if you are learning about the Civil Rights Movement. Make sure you also take the tour of the MLK birthplace and Ebenezer church. We have found it is more meaningful to take our child with older African American family friends who can relate what life was like for them during that period. The visitor center has a lot of resources including exhibits, films and a bookstore.
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