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

17:30  09 january  2018
17:30  09 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

Trump designates MLK historic site a national park

  Trump designates MLK historic site a national park President Trump signed into law a bill designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site in Georgia a national park on Monday.A week shy of the annual observance of Martin Luther King Day, King's birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church and King's burial site have all been upgraded from a national historic site to a national historic park.

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.

National Park Service Visitor Center - This is the place to stop for a brief orientation to the historic site, which buildings are open, how to Birth Home - The Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr ., may be visited only with a park ranger led tour. The tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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  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.

National Park Service Museum. Annual events surrounding Martin Luther King , Jr . The King Birth Home is located at 501 Auburn Avenue was built in 1895, about one block east of Ebenezer Baptist Church in the National Historic Site. It is the place where Martin Luther King Jr . was born in 1929.

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"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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