Black History Month at Atlanta Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Black History Month music series is in full swing. The weekly concert program features soul, jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues and takes place Friday evenings during February from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the airport atrium.

Here’s what’s coming up:

February 10: Charles Marshall “The Jazz Ambassador”

February 17: The Sounds of Essence

February 24: Satin Finish Band

While you’re at ATL, be sure to take a moment to visit the airport’s exhibit honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Located on Concourse E, the exhibit features photographs and artifacts, including the suit King wore when he met with President Lyndon Johnson, a radio he used to listen to news reports while on freedom walks and the robe he wore to accept the Nobel Peace Prize.

Atlanta International Airport honors Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. year-round

Yesterday was the official holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

But you can learn more about the Nobel Peace Prize winner anytime you pass through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL).

Since the mid-1980’s, the airport has had an exhibit titled Legacy of a Dream…Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit, on Concourse E, includes family photos, the permit from Dr. King’s March on Washington, the suit Dr. King wore to his meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson,  Dr. King’s wristwatch and glasses, the transistor radio he took to marches and rallies to listen to news, and other items.

All of the artifacts and photographs were provided by the Martin Luther King Center.