• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and  the Civil Rights Movement

    Martin Luther King Jr

    National Historic Site Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions at the Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS

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1. Why was the park established?

The National Historic Site was established to commemorate Dr. King and his work.

2. When did this area become a National Historic Site?

Congress established the National Historic Site in October of 1980.

3. On what day is Dr. King’s birthday celebrated as a national holiday?

Dr. King’s birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in January. The first observance of the holiday was in 1986.

4. Where can I purchase postcards and film?

The Fire Station #6 bookstore, King Center and Park Service Visitor Center all carry postcards. The Ebenezer Church gift shop has film and disposable cameras.

Did You Know?

From the 1880s to the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through "Jim Crow" laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). From Delaware to California, and from North Dakota to Texas.