King Center for Non-Violent Social Change


Across from the visitor center of the National Historic Site, this place has information on Martin Luther King Jr's life and work and a few of his personal effects, including his Nobel Peace Prize and Spoken Word Grammy, and exhibitions on Ghandi and Rosa Parks. His gravesite is surrounded by a long reflecting pool and can be viewed anytime.

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