Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.

photo by: Carol Highsmith

The Legacy of MLK

Explore places that shaped Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy.

  • Tell the Full Story

    Too often the places where significant African American history happened have been unrecognized for the important role they play in the fabric of American society.

  • African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation is working to fill this gap through our African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

  • We Can’t Do It Without You!

    Join us in protecting and restoring places where significant African American history happened.

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Connect with the History Around You

Discover places that matter.

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.