On November 3, 1983 former president Ronald Reagan signed the bill which recognized Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday Day as a national holiday. It is a day celebrated by many as a day of remembrance of a man who fought for equal rights through non- violence methods for mankind.
The King Center is located in Atlanta Georgia which sits on 23 acres. The exhibitions include four d exhibits, but still convey the same meaning of leadership, human rights and strength.
- The Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King room exhibit contains photos and artifacts of both Dr. King and his wife.
- The Rosa Parks Room displays a colorful quilt along with other art work. You may know Ms. Rosa Parks as the woman who refused to sit on the back of the bus during the civil rights movement who strongly impacted equal rights for African Americans.
- The Ghandi Room is dedicated to Mahatma Ghandi who was well known leader of non-violence and fought against discrimination in India and South Africa. It was Ghandi that inspired Dr. King of his non- violent principles.
- The Freedom Hall Grand Foyer Exhibits contain quotes and images of Dr. King.
So when you think of Dr. Martin Luther King Day on every January 19th you should remember that it is not just a day off work or school, but a day in honor of a man who fought for the rights of people that they should be treated fairly, equally and with respect.
“If you don’t stand for something then you will fall for anything.” Unknown
The King Center
449 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30313
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