Martin Luther King, Jr. 90th Birthday Celebration in Atlanta (January 2019)
J oin us for a History & Culture trip to Atlanta, GA in January 2019 to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929). The highlight of our trip will be visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which includes MLK’s boyhood home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King tomb, and the King Center Museum/Visitor Center. Our trip will take place during MLK weekend: Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21, 2019. While in Atlanta there will be opportunities to visit many other noteworthy historical and cultural attractions. We also plan on visiting at minimum: the High Museum of Art, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Recommended Reading: “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Martin-Luther-King-Jr/dp/0446676500 ________________________________________________ Schedule - Subject to Change Feel free to join us for any or all of these events - arrive and depart whenever you like. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site & The King Center Friday - 8:00 am - ??? Saturday - 8:00 am - ??? Sunday - 8:00 am - ??? Meet outside the Visitor Center. The MLK National Historic Site begins distributing timed-entry MLK house tour tickets at 9:00. We recommend arriving early (8:00?) to get in line on what will be a very busy weekend. Before and/or after your visit to the MLK National Historical Site also take time to see the King Center. Admission to both sites is free. Visit any day Friday, Saturday or Sunday as members of our group will be there all 3 days. Our exact itinerary is dependent on the as yet-to-be-announced schedule from the National Historic Site, crowds, lines, etc. Optional lunch afterwards at a TBD location. 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 & 449 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 https://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm http://thekingcenter.org/plan-your-visit High Museum of Art Friday - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Meet outside the museum’s Peachtree St. entrance. The museum is open until 10:00 pm on Friday. We can take a self-guided tour, see the exhibits, and participate in other museum programs such as Friday Jazz (there may also be special events taking place). General admission is $14.50. 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 https://www.high.org/ Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Saturday - 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm Meet outside the museum’s main entrance. We’ll take a self-guided tour and see the exhibits (there may also be special events taking place). General admission is $8.00. Dinner afterward at TBD location. 441 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/ National Center for Civil and Human Rights Sunday - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Meet outside the museum’s main entrance. We’ll take a self-guided tour and see the museum exhibits (there may also be special events taking place). General admission is $19.99. Optional dinner afterward at a TBD location. 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/ To-Be-Determined Programs Monday ________________________________________________ Other noteworthy attractions we/you can potentially visit include: - Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta Hawks Basketball - Atlanta History Center - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Atlanta Thrashers Hockey - Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum - Buckhead (historic neighborhood) - Chick-fil-A Backstage Home Office Tour - CNN Studio Tour - College Football Hall of Fame - Delta Flight Museum - Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Plant - Fernbank Museum of Natural History - Georgia Aquarium - Georgia Governor’s Mansion - Georgia State Capitol - Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind) House - Museum of
450 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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