August 27, 2019
Different dreams in Atlanta, Georgia. A thread.
Dreams of the Lost Cause: The images of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson carved into Stone Mountain, Georgia.
The top of Stone Mountain was infamously the site of the second foundation of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915.
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Site in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr’s father was pastor and he later served as co-pastor.
The apartment (bottom left) in Atlanta, Georgia where local reporter Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone With the Wind” in 1936.
“Gone With the Wind” became an immediate source of local pride among people buffeted by the Great Depression – at least among Atlanta’s dominant white community.
The typewriter and desk near her apartment window where Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone With the Wind”.
Original telegrams to Margaret Mitchell accepting “Gone With the Wind” for publication and congratulating her on its publication. At her former apartment in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Sweet Auburn” Street, a center of African-American commerce in a segregated Atlanta, Georgia. Home to the first African-American owned radio station, office building, insurance firm, and many other notable firsts.
The birth home of Martin Luther King Jr, on Auburn Street, at that time (1929) a thriving middle-class African-American neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia.
Photos of former pastors in Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, including Martin Luther King Sr (upper center) and two of his sons (bottom left and center).
The pulpit in Ebenezer Baptist Church, a center of African-American worship and aspiration in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fire Station No. 6 on Auburn Ave., between Martin Luther King Jr’s birth home and his father’s church. It was the first integrated fire station in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Prince Hall Masonic Lodge on Auburn Ave, a few blocks from Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) – a major force in the Civil Rights Movement – had its first headquarters.
The funeral wagon that carried Martin Luther King Jr’s casket after he was slain in 1968. At the National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia near his birth home and burial place.
The burial site of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King, next to the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and a few blocks from his birth home. The living voice of his speeches fill the air.
A father and his children sitting by the eternal flame at the burial site of Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta, Georgia.
In his “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King repeatedly called out “Let freedom ring” from various places across the United States. One of the places he named was Stone Mountain, Georgia.