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Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Birthhome Tour

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All the King children had chores. M.L.'s favorite chore was filling a bucket of coal in the back yard coal shed, hauling it down the stairs to the basement, and stoking the furnace. Daddy King gave the children an allowance of 25 cents a week. That was a lot of money in the 1930s– bottles of Coca-Cola were only five cents. In his autobiography, Daddy King said, “When the boys began earning a little money through neighborhood odd jobs, Mother promoted a very simple plan for them. They were to consider the division into three parts of all the money their jobs or allowances brought them. Mother called these divisions “The King Home’s Three S’s: Spending, Saving, and Sharing.”

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Illustration of floorplan Parlor Guest Bedroom Family Room and Study Dining Room Kitchen Laundry Christine's Room View from Front Porch View from Auburn Avenue Boy's Room Parent's Bedroom Second Floor Stairs Second Floor Hallway

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