So much of modern human history is separated by blocks and streets, neighborhoods and train tracks. This area of Atlanta – Sweet Auburn – was once referred to as “the richest Negro street in the world” due to its affluence in the black community in the early 1900s.
What at the time were unique and special circumstances for a black family, this environment fostered Martin Luther King, Jr. and his siblings’ childhood. Ebenezer church is down the street from his childhood home, where his father and he preached.
Auburn is maintaining part of its history, with houses frozen in time as they once were (people still live in them), and a memorial where Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are buried above ground in the center of a magnificent fountain.
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.