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

    Martin Luther King Jr

    National Historic Site Georgia

Virtual Tour

Dr. King's childhood neighborhood.

Dr. King's childhood neighborhood.

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Did You Know?

Freedom Marchers

On April 3, 1963, civil rights forces led by Dr. King launched a drive against discrimination in Birmingham, AL. The city's police force, led by Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor, used high-powered water hoses and dogs against demonstrators. The brutality of the repression aroused public opinion.