Men's Basketball Meets President Jimmy Carter, Tours MLK Memorial in Atlanta

Photo by Rich von Biberstein
Photo by Rich von Biberstein

ATLANTA – A day after its win over Mercer and in the middle of its road trip to Georgia and North Carolina, Harvard men's basketball toured historic Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. landmarks in Atlanta, and attended a service where he was a pastor in the 1960s, Ebenezer Baptist Church. At the church, the team had the opportunity to meet the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.

"Today was as meaningful as any day in my 12 years here at Harvard," said Tommy Amaker, The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball. "To visit and worship at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church - home of Dr. Martin Luther King - and to meet and visit with former President & First Lady Carter was truly an honor and a privilege. It was the experience of a lifetime for our kids."

The team started the day with the opportunity to meet President and First Lady Carter, and following the service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King, his grandfather and his father were all pastors, the team visited the King Center, where the crypt of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King resides.

The full day's events was documented on the program's Instagram story, which can be found here.