Sundays in “Sweet Auburn”
The picture above was taken from the King Center. The Center, currently under the family’s stewardship, was originally founded in 1968 by Coretta Scott King shortly after her husband’s assasination. The late Reverand Martin Luther King Jr now lies in a tomb surrounded by a reflecting pool. The red brick building closest to King’s tombstone, is the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Reverands King Sr and Jr preached. Today, the building mainly houses Ebenezer’s administration while church goers from all over the city congregate in the new sanctuary accross Auburn Avenue. Below, Sunday church goers are seen leaving the new building of Ebenezer Baptist Church.