47. Visit the Civil Rights District, Atlanta

Visit the Civil Rights District, Atlanta

If you are going to visit the most significant sites of US freedom, another essential is the Sweet Auburn district of Atlanta – the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King. The African American Preacher and Civil Rights Leader (who was assassinated April 4 1968, aged 39) is entombed at the very classy National Historic Site where the visitor’s center contains many artifacts and exhibits of the great man’s life. Attractions in the neighborhood include his birth home and the Ebenezer Baptist church which witnessed his baptism, ordination and funeral.

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