Day Two: Atlanta

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I did not know that MLK’s mother was murdered. Terrible. What’s wrong with people?

Diary of a Historian

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We entered Atlanta and the first thing that popped into my mind was T.I.’s “Bring Em Out”. Our first stop was the King’s Visitor Center and the surrounding memorials and exhibits. This included King’s childhood home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the reflection pool which is the grave site of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

As a group, we had the freedom to travel to any place and my first stop was Dr. King’s childhood home. Unfortunately, the tours began that afternoon; therefore, I opted for a virtual tour later that morning. I continued to walk down the street to the reflection pool. Four little Black boys sat on the small ledge for their father to take a picture. One little boy exclaimed, “There’s Dr. King!” And they sat and listened as their mother taught them their history. Proud Black moment.

Following this visit, I continued…

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