NPS Centennial

2015 Legacy Campout

2015 Legacy Campout: Road to the Centennial

The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site along with their partner, the Greening Youth Foundation, will host the 2015 Legacy Campout: Road to the Centennial on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. until Saturday, September 26, 2015 to 12:00 p.m. This event will be held on the grounds adjacent to the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site's visitor parking lot located at 423 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30312. This free event offers a unique forum for local youth to have an opportunity to become exposed to outdoor recreation and its links to a healthy lifestyle. There are 100 slots available on a first-come first-served basis for a targeted audience of 4th grade students. Learn more and register at www.legacycampout.org.

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!

The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.

National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!

 

Call to Action Projects 

  • Park recreates the 1963 March on Washington through an exhibit

    The Right Time

    “Mine Eyes Have Seen” is the 50th anniversary commemorative photographic exhibition currently on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA in the National Park Service Visitor Center’s DREAM Gallery. This special exhibit features historic images that document the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the memorable moment when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. Read more

  • Park Hosted the Atlanta Global Freedom Exposition

    Atlanta Global Freedom Expo Flyer

    On August 17, 2013, the National Park Service along with The King Center, in cooperation with Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta Public Schools, the City of Atlanta, Operation Hope and others, presented the Atlanta Global Freedom Exposition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Read more

  • Panel Discussion with Children of the Movement

    Elder Bernice King

    a panel discussion that highlighted the experiences as seen through the eyes of the children that were either actively involved or witnessed the Movement first-hand thus becoming first generation benefactors of their parent's tireless work within the Civil Rights struggle. Read more

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday with a Children's Birthday Party

    Dr. Christine King Farris, the Sister of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A unique opportunity for kindergarten through second grade students to learn about Dr. King's upbringing through the shared experiences of his sister Dr. Christine King Farris. Dr. Farris read her book "My Brother Martin". Read more

  • The observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday and National Holiday

    The Tomb of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The Day of Service projects throughout the City of Atlanta; historic tours of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Dr. King’s Birth Home; and, the Annual Commemorative Service which highlighted keynote speaker Rev. Samuel Roderiquez, President, The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. The activities empowered individuals, strengthened communities, bridged barriers, created solutions to social problems, and moved us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Read more

A Call to Action Projects for Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

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Atlanta, GA 30312

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