Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birth Home Is Among Relics of Auburn Avenue

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The King Home

The crumbling facades of townhomes in the Sweet Auburn Historic District can be seen from the porch of King’s birth home, shown above. King’s birth home is part of the King Historic Site run by the National Park Service and attracts more than 700,000 visitors a year. Twenty years ago, supporters stepped in to save the civil rights icon's birth home and restored much of the surrounding community. (Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman)

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