Atlanta's Civil Rights Legacy

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Atlanta - Epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement

Atlanta has played a key historical role in the Civil Rights Movement. It is known as the birthplace of Dr. King and was home to many of the major planning and strategy meetings in the civil rights movement. Atlanta remains home to many of the civil rights leaders who helped to change America, including: Julian Bond, John Lewis, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Andrew Young and many others. Andrew Young discusses Atlanta's unique heritage. He invites you to explore Atlanta's places of the Civil Rights Movement, including the King Center and the Jimmy Carter library. Come celebrate The Civil Rights Legacy of Atlanta! .References: Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights ...

In this Bancroft Prize-winning history of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta from ... Local activists often played leading roles in carrying out the agenda of the ...

King Major Events Chronology 1929-1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr ...

Michael King, later known as Martin Luther King, Jr., is born at 501 Auburn Ave. ... King begins his freshman year at Morehouse College in Atlanta. ... King and other civil rights leaders meet with President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington. ... King, Ralph Abernathy, Albany Movement president William G. Anderson, and ...

 Sit-ins - Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute

In October 1960 Atlanta student leaders convinced King to participate in a sit-in at ... By fall 1960, there were signs that the southern civil rights movement had ...

 The Seattle Times | Martin Luther King Jr.

King was born Michael Luther King in Atlanta on Jan. ... Here, he made his first mark on the civil-rights movement, by mobilizing the black community during a ...

 Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site - Atlanta - Reviews of ...

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta: See 1047 reviews, articles, and ... It is a museum with exhibits of MLK's life and the Civil Right Movement.

From 1940-1970, the goals of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta did not change. There was a consistent and clarion call to educate and register eligible ...

West End, Atlanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The West End neighborhood of Atlanta is on the National Register of Historic Places and can be found southwest of Castleberry Hill, east of Westview, west of  ...

National Center for Civil and Human Rights - Wikipedia, the free ...

History[edit] ... who was warm to the concept of a museum honoring Atlanta's civil rights history but, due to more ... popular tourist attractions, the Georgia Aquarium , the World of Coca-Cola and Centennial Olympic Park.

Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated .... John Lewis lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Martin Luther King, Jr., (1929-1968), minister, civil rights leader ... understanding both the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement. ... District were the center of life for Atlanta's African American community in the late 19th ...

Sweet Auburn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sweet Auburn Historic District is a historic African-American neighborhood along and surrounding Auburn Avenue, east of Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, ...

Concentrated along a short mile and a half of Auburn Avenue, the Sweet Auburn Historic District reflects the history, heritage and achievements of Atlanta's ...

 King Center (Atlanta, Georgia)

Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King as “the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy" of Martin Luther King, Jr., the King Center ...

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site - Atlanta - Reviews of ...

Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Old Fourth Ward) ... Owner description: Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three.

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