The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

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In preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4th, 2018) and the 50th Anniversary of the founding of The King Center (June 23rd-26th, 2018), our Reflecting Pool, Crypt, and Freedom Hall will be under renovation. Occasionally, this will impact viewing the crypt, our exhibits and the guest experience. To plan your visit, click here for more information and to donate.

My Life, My Love, My Legacy

The life story of Coretta Scott King—wife of Martin Luther King Jr.

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My Life, my love, my legacy by Dr. Coretta Scott King

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The King Center Imaging Project pairs JPMorgan Chase technology with The King Center Archive to preserve and share Dr. King's works in a new more accessible way. JPMorgan Chase, through its Technology for Social Good program, committed its technology expertise to digitize more than one million pieces of history related to Dr. King. Browse the archives...

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The King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world. The collection consists of the papers of Dr. King and those of the organization he co-founded, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, as well as the records of 8 major civil rights organizations and of several individuals active in the Movement. The archives also include more than 200 oral history interviews with Dr. King’s teachers, friends, family and civil rights associates.


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The King Center is at the hub of a 23 acre National Historic Site which brings one million visitors each year. Free attractions include the birth home, the crypt of Dr. and Mrs. King, exhibits at Freedom Hall, gift shop/information facility, and reflecting pool. Learn more »