VR Field Trip

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Created by: We Get Around Chief Photographer Dan Smigrod Presented by: National Park Service

Visit Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was baptized here as a child and at the age of 19 became ordained a minister. He continued to serve as co-pastor (with his father) until his death in 1968. Stand at the pulpit where Dr. King honed his oratory and found his spiritual fervor. The church is now a National Historic Site. In 2001, it underwent a renovation to modernize the facilities and restore the interior to how it looked in the 1960s while Dr. King served there.

Henry Ford Museum

Created by: Nancy Andrews Presented by: Detroit Free Press

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on this bus and was arrested for violating segregation law. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted for 381 days until segregation on public buses was repealed. Parks’ stance and the boycott were important events that raised awareness for the civil rights movement. Today, the bus is preserved at the Henry Ford Museum. In this model, board the bus and take Parks’ seat in the third row on the left.

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