ATL 68 is a project by WABE honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his 50th year of passing. This site commemorates the legacy of Dr. King with conversations with family members, political and community leaders who worked alongside him, or have been inspired by him to serve their communities. It is also a curation of stories, speeches, videos, and photographs from various events in his life.
ABOUT ATL 68
This site was designed to be a dedicated section on Dr. King, complete with stories and coverage from the past and present, along with informational and educational material for students. Since this was also a collaboration with WABE’s Closer Look team, audio content was an integral part of this project.
The goal of this project was to design a dynamic and yet informative site while still maintaining the overall WABE brand identity. The homepage gives an overall idea of the different sections as ones scrolls through it. Given the collaboration with Closer Look, a separate section was created housing audio and written content produced specifically by the team. Presenting historical and informational facts about Dr. King’s life and how Atlanta was a part of the Civil Rights movement was achieved through engaging features such as an interactive map and timeline. Since WABE’s license is held by Atlanta Public Schools, we were mindful about having educational material on the site that could be useful to students of all grades.