MLK Grave On Friday we stopped by The King Center in Atlanta, and stood for a moment by the gravesite of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The center was closed when we arrived late in the afternoon, but we walked around the grounds of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, saw the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and my eldest daughter and I walked along the Civil Rights Walk of Fame while my wife returned to the car with our youngest. I told them that we were going to see the grave of a hero, one of the ways we hope to Ebenezer Baptist inspire normal acts of herosim in our kids. She was excited to see “the grave of a hero”, though she perhaps doesn’t fully understand what made him a hero. We’ll see if a bit more sinks in today as we spend a couple of nights in sharecropper’s shacks, see plantations, and discover the roots of the Blues. As my eldest daughter and I returned to the car, we said a prayer of thanks for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for the work he accomplished — a modern-day prophet calling the nation to do what was right.
Desmond Tutu - Civil Rights Walk of Fame
Civil Rights Walk of Fame
Statue: Behold

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