Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Atlanta, GA

Being in Atlanta was probably the best part of the pilgrimage thus far. I have always wanted to go to the King Center but never had the chance. This was a chance for me to see Martin and Coretta’s Graves and the Church and his birth home. Even though we didn’t get a chance to see  the inside of his birth home, just being where he was and spent most of his life was an honor. 

I also liked the National Center for Human and Civil Rights. The museum and all of it’s interactions were great because it gives you a chance you actually feel like you were there. It gave us as students a chance to put our feet in the shoes of those that sat at the lunch counters, those that had to walk, and hose that lost their lives doing what they felt was best for the generations to come after them. Getting a chance to meet Dr. Bernard Lafayette was also an honor for me. He was really cool and humbled even with all of his accomplishments. The only thing I didn’t like about the museum is that a lot of the radicals like Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Huey Newton, and others like them weren’t mentioned; and if they were mentioned, it was extremely brief. 

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