September 19, 2020

The Niche

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Inspirational visit to MLK birth home

MLK posterHappy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In December I attended and spoke at the World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta.

It was a great meeting, but also I had the chance to go visit the Martin Luther King (MLK) Monument and tour his birth home.

It was a very inspirational experience.

MLK has been a hero of mine since childhood and I believe in his vision for the future.

There are many quotes from MLK that resonate include the one on a poster at the giftshop next door to the birth home (see at right). We can’t be silent about the things that matter.

Below are pictures from the front and the back of the MLK birth house.

MLK Birth Home front





MLK birth home back

The tour was done in a small group by a park ranger, who provided many interesting anecdotes about the extraordinary King family.

We then walked down the street to the Ebenezer Baptist Church (see below) and visited there. MLK and his father were both pastors there and MLK gave his first sermon there. It had a great feeling to it.MLK Church

If you are in Atlanta, be sure to visit this great American historic landmarks, learn more about MLK and his family, and pay your respects to this visionary leader.


Let’s keep MLK and his vision in our hearts and minds as we face today’s and the future’s challenges.

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