Atlanta, the city of Martin Luther King and Coca Cola


There are American cities that can boast of being the cradle of many of its National symbols, some of them even universal, such as the Statue of Liberty in New York, NASA in Florida, or Walt Disney in Orlando. Atlanta It is also part of this list, and twice, and that is that Martin Luther King rests, and the drink that makes the competition to water in the whole world, Coca Cola, was born.

A social symbol and a commercial symbol of North America are in Atlanta. Social symbol such as the figure of Martin Luther King, which is reminded of one of the most beautiful phrases in the history of humanity, the popular "I have a dream" in the Demonstration for Civil Rights and in favor of the rights of the black population in the United States, and that delivered in Washington on August 28, 1963.

On a trip to Atlanta, a must-see is your tomb, in which the phrase “Free at last” is read, which means “At last free”, and at Martin Luther King Center located on Auburn Avenue, where all his social legacy is found.

If Atlanta is known for anything it is for being the Coca Cola city, a drink that was founded in 1886 by the pharmacist John Pemberton in the Jacobs pharmacy, being in this establishment the first place where it would be sold. In Atlanta is the world headquarters for Coca Cola and its museum, where the first Coca Cola bottling plant is located.

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