ATLANTA (January 9, 2011) — Discover historic Atlanta as you learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life in the city of his birth. The four-day experience is offered by not-forprofit Road Scholar, known for its exceptional learning programs throughout the world for adults.
Participants will explore the Sweet Auburn Historic District and pay a visit to the house in which Dr. King was born, explore “historic” Ebenezer Church and learn about the church’s 124-year history, and participate in the inter-active tours offered by National Parks Service at the Visitors Center. They will visit Morehouse College — alma mater to Dr. King and to many other influential African American figures — to see Dr. King’s historic papers.
They will also explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel to witness the “hall of fame,” and engage in lectures offered by professors who knew King. Participants will have an opportunity to attend Sunday morning services at the new Ebenezer Baptist Church followed by dinner on historic Castleberry Hill at the famous Paschal’s Restaurant.
“Dr. King’s continuing influence more than 40 years after his death is unquestionable — this learning adventure is a look into both Dr. King’s life and the place he called home,” says Kathy Taylor, associate vice president of community development at Road Scholar. “It’s an exceptional opportunity to learn more about such a pivotal figure; and we’re excited to offer this new program.”
The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place from April 7- 11, 2011. For more information or to register, call toll-free (877) 426-8056 or visit www.roadscholar.org/1977 3.
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