Contested memory in the birthplace of a king: a case study of Auburn Avenue and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Park

@article{Inwood2009ContestedMI,
  title={Contested memory in the birthplace of a king: a case study of Auburn Avenue and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Park},
  author={J. Inwood},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={109 - 87}
}
  • J. Inwood
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Geographies
A critical element in the process of racializing place is the construction of memorial landscapes. Using the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site and the surrounding Auburn Avenue community as a case study this paper argues that the sites dedicated to Dr King along Auburn Avenue embody a normative Civil Rights discourse which emphasizes national unity and non-violence and serves to silence and reframe more radical interpretations of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's social thought and action… Expand
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