See Atlanta’s Civil Rights History on the Heritage Hike

Over the course of the last month, we have celebrated African American history and culture and recognized the impact it has had on our nation. On March 26, 2022, let’s continue the celebration of African American history and the Atlanta community as a whole on the Heritage Hike!

The Heritage Hike is a 1.3-mile walk extending from the King Center to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and will feature dozens of historical sites along the way. Each location either played a vital role in the fight for civil rights or recognizes individuals who fought for it. The hike takes place entirely in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta and begins at Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. was a Scout in Troop 151 and later a minister. We will walk along Auburn Avenue to Centennial Olympic Park and end at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

In the 1930s, Sweet Auburn was known as one of the most successful African American neighborhoods in the nation with a thriving economy and cultural scene. Everyone is invited to join the Heritage Hike! Scouts, leaders, families, and Atlanta community members are encouraged to attend what will be a fun, educational journey into Atlanta’s civil rights history.

You can learn more and register for the event at and download the History Hunt to see all the locations along the Heritage Hike!