• 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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Freedom Road Marchers

NPS Photo

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?

Freedom Marchers

The Freedom Road exhibit is the National Historic Site's memorial to everyday people known as the "foot soldiers" of the Civil Rights Movement. Their willingness to stand before water hoses, risk police batons, and march was the force that led to the Movement's success.