Kurt's Historic Sites

The King Center

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Interment LocationVisited 
Atlanta, GAMarch 26, 2022 


Fast Facts

Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia

Spouse: Coretta Scott King (m.1953-1968)

Nobel Peace Prize: 1964

Presidential Medal of Freedom: Awarded Posthumously by Jimmy Carter (1977)

Congressional Gold Medal: 2004 (Posthumous)

Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound

Age: 39

Last Words: “Ben, make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty.” 

Interment: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Atlanta, Georgia

Sources Consulted

Clappin, Liz (@tombwithaviewpodcast). “Martin Luther King Jr.’s fourth crypt.” Instagram, January 15, 2021. Accessed April 11, 2022. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKFBla0AHlX/.

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