Photo by Declan Haun courtesy of Chicago History Museum

Weeping May Endure for a Night

Mar 31, 2018 – Nov 4, 2018
Every Mon-Sat10am – 5:30pm
Every Sun12pm – 5:30pm
Children (ages 4 to 12)$5.50
Children (3 and under)Free!
*Purchase a general admission ticket to the Atlanta History Center and receive free admission to the Margaret Mitchell House, if visited within nine days of Atlanta History Center. Visitors will receive a voucher upon their visit to the Atlanta History Center.
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The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago was a monumental loss for the country and world, but it’s hard to imagine another place where that tragedy was felt as profoundly as in King’s hometown. As riots broke out in cities across America, Atlanta prepared to host Dr. King’s funeral procession, which drew an estimated 200,000 mourners. The eyes of a troubled nation focused on the capital of the South as it hosted the biggest funeral in the city’s history. An intimate photography exhibition titled "Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun," takes guests back to those difficult days in April 1968. The 25 photographs were captured by the late Haun, a Chicago freelance photojournalist, and capture sadness as well as unity and strength.


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