Don’t let another Black History month pass by without visiting some of the great areas in Atlanta that commemorate some of the achievements of African Americans. The Martin Luther King Center is a first and obvious choice. When you arrive at the center, you can pay your respect to Dr. King and Coretta Scott King by visiting their crypts. There, you will also see the eternal flame and the reflecting pool, where people sometimes toss coins. Inside the center’s Freedom Hall, you will be exposed to information about King and his legacy. The hall houses a bookstore in addition to its exhibits on King. While in the area, visit Dr. King’s family home. You can buy tickets inside Freedom Hall.
The Apex Museum is an African American Panoramic Experience Museum that various aspects of Africa and African Americans. Exhibits include Africa: The Untold Story, W.EB. DuBois: The Georgia Negro, Yates and Milton Drugstore, and lookout for a new exhibit on the legacy of Evelyn J. Frazier, an Atlanta businesswoman.
Atlanta is the home of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College. Do not forget to visit these historically black colleges and universities during your stay. The universities frequently have guest speakers, presentations, cultural performances, and festivals throughout the year.
Photo by Bill Rand