With Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday coming up tomorrow, one often wonders – what was this great man’s life all about? We all know of the “I Have a Dream” speech and are well aware of the legacy he left behind when he united the White and Colored communities of the United States back in 1964. We are constantly reminded of his contributions he made to the Civil Rights Movement, and we’re pretty well-versed in the activities that took place during his adult life.
But what about his childhood?
This is one of the topics that isn’t often touched much by history books, the media, or historians in general. Where did Martin Luther King Jr. grow up? How did he grow up? What did he spend much of his childhood and younger days doing that culminated into him becoming the famous church minister-turned-civil activist that everyone speaks of today? When you visit Atlanta Georgia, you get the chance to answer all of these questions when you visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. What does this entail? Let’s find out!