CEO of The King Center
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The King Center
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The organization committed to educating the world about the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It serves to inspire new generations to carry on Dr. King’s unfinished work, strengthen causes and empower change-makers who are continuing his efforts. The King Center’s premiere education initiative, Nonviolence365®, is based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy. The initiative engages participants from various sectors of society, including emerging and next generation leaders, in modules and exercises that enhance communication, leadership, interpersonal and conflict reconciliation skills.
Atlanta Community Lead
CEO of The King Center
Bernice King is the CEO of The King Center, a historic civil rights and social justice organization serving the U.S. since 1968. The King Center provides supplemental educational, health, cultural, social and recreational programs that empower children, adults and elders to achieve personal success, as they contribute to the building of a stronger and more sustainable society.
History of Atlanta, Georgia
The history of Atlanta dates back to 1837, when the city was founded at the end of the Western and Atlantic railway line. Following the end of the American Civil War several decades later, several Black colleges were founded in the city, and a prosperous Black middle class emerged. Later on, Atlanta became a major center for the Civil Rights Movement and was the birthplace and home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, Atlanta is considered to be one of the most sprawling metropolitan areas in the U.S., leading to a high degree of racial and economic polarization across the region.
Racial Inequities in Atlanta
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