Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Just past noon on January 15, 1929, a son was born to the Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr., in an upstairs bedroom of 501 Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia. It was in these surroundings of home, church (Ebenezer Baptist Church), and neighborhood (Sweet Auburn) that "M.L." experienced family and Christian love, segregation in the days of "Jim Crow" laws, diligence and tolerance. The Martin Luther King, Jr. visitor center was constructed in 1995 and welcomed a number of visitors during the 1996 Summer Olympics.