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    The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Live on at the King Center

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (better known as The King Center) was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, widow of America’s most famous civil rights leader.

    Mrs. King’s vision was to build a living memorial that honors her husband’s memory, and works tirelessly to advance the causes he championed throughout his life. Today, the King Center is headed by the family’s eldest daughter, Dr. Bernice King.

    Every year, nearly one million people from around the world make the pilgrimage to this National Historic Site in downtown Atlanta. Not only has the Center grown into a major tourist destination, it has become a dynamic resource center for the surrounding community.

    Today the King Center is in the midst of a renaissance, expanding its educational resources and revitalizing the institution’s commitment to social justice. Plans include renovating the Atlanta campus, preserving and digitizing the vast archives, and developing new programs and conferences to bring Dr. King’s message to a modern audience.

    August 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

    Kaplan University, in collaboration with the King Center and others, hosted an educational initiative to discuss youth creating social change in the light of the 50th anniversary celebration of the historical March on Washington.

    Public service students or anyone interested in learning about Dr. Martin Luther King’s powerful message can visit the King Center at www.officialmlkdream50.com to view his “I Have A Dream” speech and learn about how the 50th anniversary of the speech was celebrated this year.
     

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