COVID-19 Update

Here at the King Center, we value the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Freedom Hall and The King Center Bookstore will be closed to the public beginning, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We will remain closed through the end of the month. Out of concern for our staff and their families, all King Center employees will work remotely until April 2.

All of our events through April 15th are postponed. For up-to-date information, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will also post here as updates become available.


The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The King Center is the official living memorial and programmatic nonprofit organization committed to educating the world about the life, legacy, and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Center serves to inspire new generations to carry forward his unfinished work, strengthen causes and empower change-makers who are continuing his efforts today. The King Center’s premiere educational initiative, Nonviolence365™, is based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and engages participants from various sectors of society, including emerging and next generation leaders, in modules and exercises that enhance communication, leadership, interpersonal and conflict reconciliation skills.