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

    Martin Luther King Jr

    National Historic Site Georgia

Public Involvement

Row of Queen Anne homes.

Row of Queen Anne homes.

Gary Tarleton, HFC

Specifically, the Commercial Services Strategy Plan identifies opportunities to enhance the park's mission and the visitor experience through public/private partnerships. The purpose of the plan is to: Describe the desired future conditions of the park for visitor use and commercial operations; Analyze potential commercially managed visitor services opportunities as recommended by visitors, volunteers, partners, park staff, and other relevant stakeholders; Create a tool for quickly and easily evaluating existing and potential businesses; and, Prioritize business opportunities and outline an action plan for potential implementation.

DRAFT Commercial Services Strategy

Did You Know?

Dr. King's funeral wagon

On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. Hundreds of thousands attended his funeral in Atlanta. President Johnson declared a day of national mourning. During the week following his death, riots erupted in over 100 cities.