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Pope Francis upholds Martin Luther King’s nonviolent legacy

Pope Francis sends a message to participants at a Commemorative Service honouring the life and achievements of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and encourages all children of God to be artisans of peace. Marking a Commemorative Service honouring the life and the achievements of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Pope Francis sent a message on […]

Bernice King: The Pope and my father, united in the same dream

Just after Freedom Day, celebrated by African Americans with particular emotion after the killing of George Floyd, Martin Luther King’s daughter reflects with Vatican Media on the nonviolent battle for equality and underlines the particular harmony between Pope Francis and her father. On Friday, the African American community celebrated Juneteenth, the day that recalls the […]

COVID-19 Resources

“And one of the great liabilities of life is that all too many people find themselves living amid a great period of social change, and yet they fail to develop the new attitudes, the new mental responses, that the new situation demands.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Center is committed to ensuring […]

Get Out the Vote

ELECTIONS General Election and Special Election Runoffs for Local and State Offices 10/05/20 Voter’s Registration Deadline 12/01/20 Elections Date General Election Runoff for Federal Offices 12/07/20 Voter’s Registration Deadline 01/05/21 Elections Date Important Tips: Same day Voter Registration is not available in Georgia. Criminal Disenfranchisement laws keep criminals from voting. Each state has different rules […]

Letter From Birmingham Jail Program to Mark International Human Rights Day

The King Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Launch Letter From Birmingham Jail Program to Mark International Human Rights Day Celebration offers a two-day nonviolence training and a panel discussion Dec. 8 to 10 ATLANTA, GA (December 2, 2020) – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary with a New Outdoor Exhibit

ATLANTA- On Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, in partnership with The King Center, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new outdoor exhibit on the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the park. The program will take place outside, underneath […]

#ONLINEPRTEST for Social Justice: a 7-day Nonviolent Livestream Initiative

ATLANTA- Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has announced the launch of a nationwide online protest for swift justice and urgent change. Under the hashtag #OnlineProtest, people of all races across America will join forces to protest the horrific, brutal & senseless murder of […]

Meal Pick-Up Initiative

The King Center, in Collaboration with The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and Ebenezer Baptist Church, Announces Meal Pick-Up Initiative for Essential Home Health Care Professionals During Covid-19 Crisis ATLANTA- Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, announces an initiative to provide meals for home health care professionals who have been designated […]

The King Center Acts to Preserve 220 Sunset Avenue

ATLANTA- The King Center recently sold the building at 220 Sunset Avenue to Westside Future Fund (WFF) to ensure the property is preserved and to provide an affordable housing option in the historically significant neighborhood. The property was once the home of Atlanta’s first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson, Jr. The historic property is a three-story […]

Statement from Dr. Bernice A. King

April 4, 2020 (Atlanta, GA) – Today, it is more apparent than ever before that, as my father stated, “We are tied in a single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” COVID-19 is devastating our World House, sickening and killing beloved family members, friends and […]