The Gandhi Promenade
at the Martin Luther King
National Historic Site

The Home Place...Sweet Auburn


The Home Place...Sweet Auburn

For Martin Luther King, Jr., this neighborhood
meant many things: he lived here, he
ministered here, and he would come to lead
a great human movement from here. In his
youth it was a vital community--a bastian
of African-American prosperity, culture,
and activism. But it was something else too.
It was segregated--walled in by ignorant
attitudes and unjust laws. Here Martin
Luther King, Jr,. learned about the pain
of discrimination, the virtue of commitment
and the power of ideals.


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