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Martin Luther King, Jr. 90th Birthday Celebration in Atlanta (Jan. 2019)

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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

450 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30312

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Join 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 two separate 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. At a minimum we plan on potentially visiting the following and you are welcome to join us:


- High Museum of Art

- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

- National Center for Civil and Human Rights

- Ponce City Market (historic food hall)


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 Design Atlanta

- Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (Georgia Tech University)

- World of Coca Cola

- Etc.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

https://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm

The King Center

http://thekingcenter.org/plan-your-visit

Recommended Reading - The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Martin-Luther-King-Jr/dp/0446676500

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Meet Locals and Travelers: While in Atlanta we’ll be joined by several local residents to get an “inside” perspective, and of course there will be travelers attending from all over the U.S.

Schedule: This trip has a “buffet-style” schedule, meaning participants are free to arrive and depart whenever they like, and can attend any or all of the planned activities. We’ll publish a detailed schedule with meeting locations and times at a later date (at least 60 days beforehand).

Travel & Lodging: Guests are responsible for their own transportation and lodging, although we will provide recommendations once our own plans are finalized (90-180 days beforehand). During our trip we’ll travel via walking, public transportation, and an occasional car service such as Lyft/Uber - a car rental is optional but not required. Refundable travel reservations and/or travel insurance is highly recommended.

Purpose: We’ve organized this “History & Culture” trip to help promote the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and we would love to have you join us. However, please note that we’re not a travel agency. We’ve provided all the details we currently have and will provide more information as it becomes available - here and via email - including the final trip schedule.

Please Note: Unfortunately, we won’t be responding to any questions that can be answered via this event description, Google or common sense. If you’re a high maintenance traveler that requires a lot of hand-holding then we recommend you instead participate in a formal tour organized through a paid travel agency that can better assist you such as AAA.

Disclaimer: Travelers will participate in this program at their own risk and we are not responsible for any claims. We recommend purchasing refundable tickets and/or travel insurance to avoid any issues.

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This event is organized by the non-profit community organizations

Washington, DC History & Culture / History & Culture Travels

https://www.facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/events/

https://www.meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://DCHistoryAndCulture.eventbrite.com

Meet People - See Places - Learn Things - Have Fun - In Atlanta!

Thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6324 (text)

Disclaimer: Guests of this trip are fully responsible for their own travel plans, and participate at their own risk. The event organizers are not liable for any situations that arise related to this program.


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