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Martin Luther King, Jr. 90th Birthday Celebration in Atlanta

January 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm EST

Join us for a History and 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 at least 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 attractions such as:
– Atlanta Botanical Garden
– Atlanta History Center
– Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
– 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
– High Museum of Art
– Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
– Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind) House
– Museum of Design Atlanta
– National Center for Civil and Human Rights
– Ponce City Market (historic food hall)
– Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (Georgia Tech University)
– World of Coca Cola
– Etc.

Trip Logistics
For now this is strictly a “save the date” type announcement. Your hosts, Robert & Michele, plan on formalizing their travel plans in the spring of 2018 and we highly recommend participants hold off making any formal travel reservations that aren’t fully refundable until then.

Guests will be entirely responsible for their own travel plans and are welcome to choose whatever options works best for them. We expect to either drive or take the train to Atlanta and back, and stay at a moderately priced hotel. Additional details will be posted as soon as they become available.

We’ve hosted several history and culture trips in the past (New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, etc.). Previously we have setup our trips on a “buffet style” schedule, with participant able to choose whatever activities they’re most interested in – and the ability to arrive and depart whenever they like.

As an added feature we also always connect with a lot of expats and locals on our trips, to ensure we receive a strong local perspective during our visit – complete with some off-the-beaten-path recommendations, particularly in terms of places to eat.

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.

Event Listing – Meetup, Facebook & Eventbrite:

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We hope you can join us – thanks!

Robert Kelleman
rkelleman@yahoo.com

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, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End:
January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martin-luther-king-jr-90th-birthday-celebration-in-atlanta-tickets-41201936100?aff=efbeventtix

Organizer

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Website:
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Venue

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