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Roswell Reads Tour of Atlanta's Civil Rights Monuments


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Roswell Reads Tour of Atlanta's Civil Rights Monuments


MLK50 Bus Trip and Walking Tour
March 7 & 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
For more information, call 770-641-3950



In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roswell Reads, Roswell Ramblers and Roswell Roots have joined together to give people from Roswell the opportunity to trace Martin Luther King's footsteps and the genesis of the civil rights movement in Atlanta. The MLK50 Bus Trip and Walking Tour will start at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center at 10:00 AM. Participants will be transported to the Sweet Auburn District of Atlanta for a two-hour walking tour led by D-Tours. First stop will be on Auburn Avenue at the two-story Victorian home that is Martin Luther King's Birth Home. Next will be a visit to the Tombs of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. Nearby, at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Jackson Street, guests will visit the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King's father was pastor for four decades. As co-pastor, Dr. King delivered some of his most powerful sermons here. The oldest standing fire station in Atlanta, Fire Station No. 6, was one of seven built in the 1890s and houses one of Atlanta's earliest fire engines, built in 1927. It played an important role in the community and Dr. King's youth. The final stop on the tour will be The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where there are oral history interviews, educational exhibits and a collection of historic papers associated with the civil rights movement. Upon completion of the tour, guests will meet the bus and be transported to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market for lunch on their own. At the appointed time, guests will board the bus there to return to the Roswell Adult Recreation Center.

Fee: $20 (no refunds)
The deadline to register is Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Seating is limited to 30 people per tour, so please register early.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


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Saturday, March 10, 2018


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