ArtAboveReality had the pleasure of visiting the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, GA this month and was amazed at how wonderful this place was! I immediately felt a chill in my bones walking up to Dr. Kings home where he raised his family and lived for many years. Seeing the church (Ebenezer Baptist Church) where some of his most memorable speeches were made, reliving quotes and lifestyles through impeccable images and video and relishing in artifacts from the civil rights era.
We got to see some of Dr. King and Ms. Corretta Scott King’s most prized possesions such as their passports and robes worn while attending service at the church. We also got to see iconic pieces of history like the key from the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assasinated in 1968 in Memphis, TN. As we walked around the memorial we came across the tombs of Dr. King and his lovely wife, the Eternal Flame that burns for them, as well as the Civil Rights Walk of Fame that featured some of the era’s greatest assets. I was shocked to see names such as Lyndon B Johnson because I never knew he played a huge role in the civil rights movement of this country! You see, we learn something new and great everyday when we put our minds to it!
This was a huge point in my life and I cant wait to go back! It felt as if I was rushed because there was to much to see!
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. – Martin Luther King Jr.