I wasn’t expecting this gem in the middle of, what was essentially, for me, from a big city like Atlanta, nowhere. The complex is opened on specific times and by appointment so it might be best to check out the times and such here. It houses 3 spots of interest – the childhood home of the former Morehouse president, his school and then a museum with a wealth of curated information and pictures on his life and legacy. They’ve done a good job of really exposing the different facets of Mays that most of us, unless we were faithful fans of his, would have never known. I am surprised , in fact, to not have seen much about this in Atlanta, given his connection with the area, the college and the strong African American population here.
So his home and school were in Epworth but they moved it to this site in 2004. Not everything in these structures belonged to him but many pieces are representative of the time. Give yourself at least a half hour if you decide to read and look at every single picture and signage in the museum / interpretive center space. It might look small but there is tons of information. I did not have the time to stay for the video but hope you get to check it out. The home itself was originally in Epworth and then moved to this site to be a part of the complex. The Bruns Springs African American School was also moved from the Epworth area to this site. You can see everything from books and speeches to personal items and films on Dr Mays here. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures on the slide show that can give you a better idea.
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