Todd DeFeo

Photo of the Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King crypt

The crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King as seen on May 2, 2015. The crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King as seen on May 2, 2015. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

ATLANTA — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King are buried in a crypt at The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. He was initially buried in the historic South-View Cemetery in Atlanta near the graves of his parents. In January 1970, King was reinterred at the King Center.

An eternal flame burns near the King crypt.

About Todd DeFeo

Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.