Martin Luther King Center
Conjure the spirit of the visionary civil rights leader on a stroll along Auburn Avenue between Howell and Jackson Streets for a few (well-spent) hours. Take a ranger-led or self-guided tour through Dr. King’s birth home, featuring restored rooms and original furnishings from his childhood, then cross Boulevard to pay your respects at his crypt, on the grounds of The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Here, you can explore exhibits dedicated not only to Dr. King, but also his wife (and accomplished opera singer) Coretta Scott King and fellow social reformer and friend, Mahatma Gandhi. A few blocks further, take a restored pew and listen to recorded sermons in Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King preached from 1947 (when he was only 19) until 1968, the year of his assassination.
449 Auburn Ave NE