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Georgia's Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail

Feel closer to the events and the leader of sweeping social change at 28 sites in Georgia that tell the important stories of how civil rights leaders advanced social justice and shifted the course of history.

  • Georgia's Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail

Georgia is often considered the home of the American civil rights movement because many key events were organized or enacted here. The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is felt all across the state where he was born, raised, preached and shaped a foundation that would lead him to becoming an icon of peace.

Feel closer to the events and the leader of sweeping social change at the 28 sites on Georgia's Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail. This collection of museums, schools, churches and other landmarks tell the important stories of how Georgia's civil rights leaders advanced social justice and shifted the course of history. From the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta to a historic school and meeting place for civil rights leaders on the Georgia coast, follow the footsteps of the dream and witness the memories from Georgia's civil rights past.

The 28 attractions on Georgia's Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail are located in eight cities:

Atlanta

Albany

Columbus

Dublin

Midway

Rex

Stockbridge

Savannah

Learn more about the civil rights landmarks below, and plan your trip to explore historic locations and significant events in the American civil rights movement in Georgia. Several of these sites also are included on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which includes more than 100 sites across 14 states.

Find more trip ideas to learn about African American Heritage in Georgia.

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