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    Martin Luther King Jr

    National Historic Site Georgia

Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden

Back view of Rose Garden

Back view of Rose Garden

NPS Photo

The International World Peace Rose Gardens program is a worldwide effort to help youth recognize the importance and value of peace. In March 1992, the Martin Luther King, Jr. World Peace Rose Garden was planted at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. The garden is an artistic interpretation of Dr. King’s life and ideals of peace through nonviolence. The garden’s “starburst” design brings attention to the brilliance of Dr. King’s ideals using the Official Flower of the United States, the rose.

The Atlanta garden is one of five major World Peace Rose Gardens established around the world by International World Peace Rose Gardens. The other gardens are located at other cultural, historical and sacred centers of the world and focus on different aspects of peace.

Did You Know?

Civil rights marchers

December 12-16, 1961, Martin Luther King, Jr. and his forces launched an attack against segregation and discrimination in Albany, GA. Mass arrests and political maneuverings frustrated the effort. The Albany debacle taught civil rights leaders lessons for future massive assaults on segregation.