ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Monday while traveling on Air Force One to Atlanta to attend the National Football Championship. Trump was in the company of King’s niece, Alveda King, as he signed the bill. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 will give Georgia its first national historical park.
“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 the plane. “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.”
Located on Atlanta’s famous historic Auburn Ave, King’s birthplace is in the northeast area of the city with other city-related landmarks: King’s church and burial location with his with, Coretta Scott King. Trump’s bill will expand the boundaries of the national landmark to include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple that King used as the national headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC).