Off of Auburn Ave. this is the house where the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up. A Simple house with hydrangeas blooming in the front.
The house where Dr. King was born. From humble beginnings came a man who helped America make forward progress in race relations leading the Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. King’s monogrammed packed suitcase. Dr. King was traveling so much during the Civil Rights he became a simple packer. This was the last bag Dr. King packed and took with him to the Lorraine Motel.
Dr. Kings travel clock and his key to the Lorraine Motel. The Lorraine Motel is where Dr. King was assassinated in 1968.
At the Freedom Center in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center. Here you can view some of his personal affects and view photographic timeline of his life.
On a beautiful hot Atlanta day school children walk past the tombs of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The eternal flame at the MLK National Park. Coretta Scott King set up this park to honor the life of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The tombs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Correta Scott King at the MLK State Park. Dr. King with the support of his wife helped change the US by leading the Civil Rights movement, we are better for it.
The headstones on the tombs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. They lay in state within the MLK State Park which Coretta helped build and establish as a way to honor her husband’s life.
The pulpit in historic Ebenezer Baptist Church were Dr. King co-pastored under his father and where he came back to serve after his seminary. Dr. King was an excellent orator and he inspired many people to stand up for Civil Rights.
The outside of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. This is the church were Dr. King co-pastored with his father and after seminary came back to serve again as a co-paster.
A moving statue on the grounds of MLK State Park displays a slave holding up his child in hopes of a better future and a better life for him.
A scaled down version of the “Stone of Hope” monument that is standing in Washington D.C. on the National Mall. The monument is built to honor Dr. King and his work towards Civil Rights.
The Mule Cart that carried Dr. King’s casket to his resting place after he was assassinated. The cart was symbolic of Dr. King’s support for the rights of poor people.
A large display of artwork along the wall of one of the buildings at the MLK Center. The artwork displays different scenes from the Civil Rights movement which Dr. King helped progress.
A statue of Mohandas Gandhi greets you as you enter the MLK Center. Dr. King was inspired by Gandhi’s nonviolent teachings and he studied and used his philosophy during the Civil Rights movement.
This gallery is a growing collection of photos from our visits to locations significant to the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have had the pleasure of visiting a couple of very important places that have been rich in history of the Civil Rights Movement.
The shell casing found in the Winchester rifle (above the casing) that shot Dr. King. At the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
On the left is the autopsy report for Dr. King. In the small round container on the right is the actual ‘slug’ (bullet) removed from his body during autopsy. At the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
This is the Winchester Rifle used to assassinate Dr. King. At the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
A large exhibit of all of James Earl Ray’s effects that aided in the assassination of Dr. King. The rifle used is in the middle of the case. In the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
The resting room in the Rooming House across the street from the Lorraine Motel where James Earl Ray stayed while waiting for Dr. King.
A window next to the actual window in the Rooming House where the shot was taken that assassinated Dr. King. Dr. King was in room 306 of the Lorraine Hotel across the street on the second floor. The wreath hangs permanently where Dr. King passed away.
The bathroom of the Rooming House where James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. King. The window faces the Lorraine Hotel. At the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
I enjoyed this quote by Thomas Jefferson on the handrail in the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
Room 306 of the Lorraine Hotel is where Dr. King was staying in Memphis, TN and where he was assassinated. (The outside window is a reflection I could not dodge). The door to the room is in the far left corner of the room.
This is the building where James Earl Ray was stationed when he shot and killed Dr. King. The window he fired from is on the second floor with right trim farthest to the right- just visible behind the tree. At the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
The Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN is the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
Room 306 (behind the wreath) of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The wreath on the balcony marks where he passed away after a fatal gunshot fired from a building across the street.
The Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN is the site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.