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US Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace becomes national historic park

17:30  09 january  2018
17:30  09 january  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 83

  Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 83 The brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. and a founding member of The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has died. Isaac Newton Farris Sr., who suffered from prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease, died at his Atlanta home on Saturday morning, his daughter Angela Farris-Watkins told The Associated Press. He was 83.Farris married Christine King in a ceremony performed by Martin Luther King Jr. and their brother A.D. King on Aug. 19, 1960."He wasn't caught up marrying into a prominent family," Farris-Watkins said by phone. "He was secure in his own right.

President Trump on Monday signed a measure redesignating Martin Luther King Jr .' s birthplace as a National Historical Park . King ' s birthplace was already considered a National Historic Site.

After touring the Martin Luther King Jr . National Historical Park , one wonders: Would I have that type of courage if the time came? Place Yourself in History .

a man standing in front of a crowd © Provided by The Hill President Trump on Monday signed a measure redesignating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a National Historical Park.

The president signed the measure, introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), another icon of the civil rights movement, aboard Air Force One after arriving in Marietta, Ga. to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

King's niece, Alveda King, joined Trump for the private signing ceremony.

"Through his life and work, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made America more just and free," White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One.

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The Martin Luther King , Jr . National Historic Park Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump Monday aboard Air Force One, is one of the highest designations within the National Park Service.

Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. Exploring Martin Luther King National Historic Site through outdoor experiences. Just past noon on January 15, 1929, a son was born to the Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King in an upstairs bedroom of 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta

"This important historical park tells his story, and this bill will help ensure that the park continues to tell Dr. King's story for generations to come," he added.

King's birthplace was already considered a National Historic Site. The bill signed by Trump on Monday upgrades its status to a National Historical Park, and also expands the boundaries to include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple, the headquarters of the civil rights organization co-founded by King.

King is perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. in 1968.

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Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump .
In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.ATLANTA — As the nation paid tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some of his relatives sharply criticized President Trump on Monday over his outlook on race and its effect on the country nearly half a century after Dr. King’s death.

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