Atlanta Au Pairs Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Atlanta au pairs visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site.
Atlanta au pairs visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site.
Images courtesy of Cara Harper

Our Atlanta cluster recently toured the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site to honor both Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month. During this tour, the au pairs visited the birth home of Dr. King, as well as his grave and memorial.

The group also made a visit to Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King and his family worshipped. Martin Luther King, Jr. was baptized at the church, and became a minister at the age of 19. The church was a major part of King’s life, and was also the location of his funeral.

This tour was organized by Cara Harper, the Local Coordinator for the Atlanta area. The group learned about the civil rights movement, which sparked a discussion on segregation around the world. It was an incredibly enlightening experience for the au pairs.

Cara said, “It is a powerful day when young people from all over the world can come together to learn and discuss topics such as the civil rights movement and segregation!”

Stephanie Willhide Stephanie Willhide

Stephanie started her career working for a cultural exchange program that supports English language learning in Chilean public schools. She came to InterExchange's Au Pair USA program in 2013, and now works as the Web Developer.

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