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

January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 21 @ 9:00 pm











 


 



















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.




 

Details

Start:
January 18 @ 9:00 am
End:
January 21 @ 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
450 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States