Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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Museums that hold the history of our collective past are having a renewed moment right now.  

 

As the country and the world grapples with a rise in white supremacy, xenophobia, racist rhetoric, and mass killing, people are flocking to museums for guidance and reassurance.

 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is one such place.

 

 


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family home on Atlanta's west side will now become part of the federal park in Atlanta that includes sites such as the church where he preached and King's birth home.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, Jan. 21, and several events will take place in Georgia to commemorate his life.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is commemorating what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday this year with a new permanent installation and new exhibit of drafts and notes and notes from some of Dr. King's most enduring speeches and sermons, including "I Have A Dream." 

Nicole Moore is the manager of education and museum content for the center. She was part of the team that worked to curate this special exhibit called "The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection." The exhibit opens in Atlanta Jan. 19. 


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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is commemorating what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday this year with a new exhibit of drafts and notes from some of Dr. King's most enduring speeches and sermons, including "I Have A Dream." 

Nicole Moore is the manager of education and museum content for the center. She was part of the team that worked to curate this special exhibit called "The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection." The exhibit opened in Atlanta Jan. 19. 


Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr in Atlanta.
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As the hometown of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prepares to observe the civil rights leaders birthday, a private company is stepping in to make sure that those who wish to visit his home, closed during the shutdown, can do so.


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On this special edition of Political Rewind, Bill Nigut talks with Ambassador Andrew Young, as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Young was one of Dr. King’s chief lieutenants throughout  the Civil Rights Movement, and he was with King the evening he was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

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April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Today, we paid tribute to King's legacy by talking to the people who knew him, portrayed him and were inspired by him.