Morehouse College

Location

830 Westview Dr. NW
Atlanta GA 30314
MLK statue at Morehouse International Chapel
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. Photo by Maria Smith
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Morehouse College, founded in 1867, is a historically black, private liberal arts college for men. One of the college’s most distinguished alumnus is Martin Luther King, Jr., who graduated in 1948. The Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel has hosted more than 1 million people for community and spiritual programs since it opened in 1978. The chapel features a 2,500-capacity auditorium, a 6,000-pipe organ and a Hall of Honor with 158 oil portraits of world leaders in the civil and human rights movement, and a bust of Mahatma Gandhi. On the adjoining plaza, the chapel memorializes two theologians. There, visitors can see a bronze statue of Dr. King, and the burial crypt and towering obelisk for Dr. Howard Washington Thurman.
Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Special Tags
  • Civil Rights
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round