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Martin Luther King, Jr. 90th Birthday Celebration in Atlanta (January 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 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

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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

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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

- Ponce City Market (historic food hall)

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

- World of Coca Cola

- Etc.

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Meet Locals and Travelers: While in Atlanta we’ll be joined by several local residents to get an “insiders” 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.

Travel & Lodging: Guests are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Your event hosts, Robert and Michele, will be driving to Atlanta from Washington, DC and staying with friends. You are able to stay wherever you like. 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, nor will we act as one. We’ve provided all the details we currently have and will provide more information as it becomes available - via email and/or social media. 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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Meet People - See Places - Learn Things - Have Fun - In Atlanta!

This program is organized by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:

“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

For more fun and educational programs visit us at:

https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com

#DCHistoryAndCulture

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

Please read and use the above event description before contacting us.

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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