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Fresh Face for Auburn Avenue

The Sweet Auburn district of Atlanta is in serious need of a facelift. In an area that has had a serious impact on the development of rights for African-Americans, it would be easy to think that many people would want… Continue Reading →

King Center Outside

Outside the King Center The King Center is a well known spot in Atlanta, but when I was first walking by, it was somewhat unassuming. The structure is very large, but there isn’t a whole lot that is working to… Continue Reading →

Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame When walking around the King Center, one of the artifacts that drew my attention the most was the Eternal Flame. Located on a small platform, there is a constant large flame in this brown metal fire pit. Even… Continue Reading →

King Center Exhibits

Artifacts in King Center Citation: AJCP217-012h, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. When looking at the exhibits, I felt a lot of emotions. Many of the exhibits show cased some of the most important… Continue Reading →

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King Citation: AJCP563-052a, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. The King Center is very easy to navigate, with a fairly spread out design. The space is comprised of mainly muted colors, such… Continue Reading →

King Center Magazine

artifact-1 Citation: AJCP310-045e, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library Selected from the Special Collections of Georgia State University, this artifact shows images and text of a Park Service member talking with a visitor. When… Continue Reading →

Built Environment Analysis

First Draft of Built Environment Analysis: The Sweet Auburn district has been a significant part of Atlantean history since its construction. People such as Martin Luther King Jr. have walked that those streets and some of the structures in there… Continue Reading →

The King Center- Politics

When looking at the politically influenced landscape of Atlanta, one of the most important sites to look at is the King Center. Martin Luther King Jr. is someone who is commonly thought of when thinking about strong political forces working… Continue Reading →

Sounds of the APEX

Upon entering the museum, a guide quickly came forward and introduced herself and talked a little bit about the museum. Before going on the tour, she asked us to follow her to the viewing room, where she would play some… Continue Reading →

APEX Museum

One of the most interesting cultural locations in the Sweet Auburn district is that of the APEX Museum, located on Auburn Avenue. The APEX Museum was founded in 1978, and it has a wide variety of exhibits and displays. The… Continue Reading →

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