SPG Weekends | Explore and Make History in Atlanta
Atlanta’s roots run deep. Discover some of the most fascinating landmarks that make this city so unique. Make history on your next weekend trip to The Big Peach.
Any guide to Atlanta history has to begin with its most famous son. Martin Luther King, Jr’s, dreams of a more just world have their roots in Atlanta, where he was born and where he was buried at the end of his momentous life. More than 50 years after King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, you can hear his timeless words booming from the speakers outside Atlanta’s King Center. The museum is a testament to King’s life as well as the site of his grave, which is lit by an eternal flame that honors his burning dedication to the struggle for equality. Just east along Auburn Avenue is Dr. King’s boyhood home, another monument of the American Civil Rights Movement.