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.