The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change was established in 1968 by the wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally Coretta Scott King started the King Center in the basement of their home, but in 1981 it was moved to its current location on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia.
The King Center is a living memorial that pays homage to one of the greatest American leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Center draws more than one million people every year to see, hear and learn everything there is available about this dynamic civil rights activist.
There are books, tapes, films, television clips, and just about any venue you can think of available that has captured Dr. King in action. In fact on the opening page of the Center’s webpage, you are challenged by the powerful voice of Martin Luther King.
In 1977 Martin Luther King Jr.’s remains were relocated and brought to a memorial tomb between the center and the church that Dr. King delivered his sermons at until his death, the Ebenezer Baptist Church. When Coretta Scott King passed on, her remains were interred alongside her husband.