• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and  the Civil Rights Movement

    Martin Luther King Jr

    National Historic Site Georgia

Traveling Trunks

The Traveling Trunk Exhibit provides students with hands-on information about the life of Dr. King and the "Sweet Auburn" Community. This portable exhibit contains photos with captions of historic buildings, background information on the area, videos, speeches made by Dr. King, reading materials and workbooks with classroom exercises.

This exhibit is available for a two week loan. The school is responsible for the cost of returning the exhibit. For more information contact our education coordinator at:

National Park Service
Martin Luther King, Jr., NHS
Traveling Trunk Exhibit
450 Auburn Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30312-1525
phone: 404-331-6922 ext. 3606
E-mail: Travel Trunk Coordinator

Did You Know?

Mama King (Alberta)

Mama King (Alberta) was playing the organ in 1974 when a young Black man named Marcus Wayne Chennault stood up and opened fire. He killed Mama King and a Deacon and wounded two other Deacons. He was sentenced to life in prison and died in 1988. No reason was ever given for why he killed Mrs. King.