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National Parks Service buys MLK’s home

Sunday, 28 Jan, 2019 0

Martin Luther King Jr’s Atlanta home may soon be accessible to the public for the first time.

The National Parks Service has bought the home from the estate of Coretta Scott King

Two-story brick home on Sunset Avenue on Atlanta’s west side is a stop on many civil rights history tours but is not a well-known site, even among locals.

The King family lived here in the 1960s the last four years before Dr. King’s death.

The National Parks Service also owns King’s childhood home on Auburn Avenue.

"The acquisition of both Dr. King’s birth home and the family home he shared with Coretta Scott King and their children advances the National Park Foundation’s commitment to telling a more comprehensive American story," said Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation.

"With greater access to Dr. King’s life and legacy, we can learn more about this country’s past and how his work continues to echo through time."

The NPS hasn’t said when the home will open to the public.


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