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ATLANTA COMMUNITIES; ; Interfaith friendship a boon to civil rights

Feb 23, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rabbi, Martin Luther King Jr. fostered lasting relationship.

It had gotten dark outside, and the Kings were running late.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta, were on their way to dinner at the home of Rabbi Jacob Rothschild in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood.

At the time, the Kings were "just a young clergy couple who had moved to Atlanta," said Janice Rothschild Blumberg, whose husband's support of the civil rights movement had led to the bombing of the Hebr...