Trump Signs Bill Expanding Atlanta Park Honoring King

Trump Signs Bill Expanding Atlanta Park Honoring King

The following Mercer County Park Commission facilities will be open on Martin Luther King Jr.

The site now includes King's childhood home and a church where he was a pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church.

During his visit to Atlanta to watch the National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, President Donald Trump also signed legislation proclaiming the first national park to honor an African-American. Trump said in a Tweet Tuesday it was "my great honor" to sign the bill. "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".

Volunteers packed hundreds of bags of food to be donated to those in need for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. National Historic Site as a national historic park.

Dr. Bernice King issued this statement on the signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. It was 50 years ago that an assassin's bullet killed the civil rights leader in Memphis.

The new law expands an existing historic site commemorating King to include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple.

The Temple served as the initial headquarters of the SCLC, which King co-founded in 1957. Congress initially established the site in the fall of 1980.

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