Park Closure for Thanksgiving Holiday
The park will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. On Friday November 29, 2013, the park will re-open at its regularly scheduled time, 9:00am -5:00pm. We wish you a safe and enjoyable Holiday and we are looking forward to your visit.
A staffed Information Desk is located just inside the front doors of the National Park Service Visitor Center. This is the place to stop for a brief orientation to the historic site, which facilities are open, how to sign up for a Birth Home tour, and where the nearest restroom is.
Located in the lobby of the Visitor Center is the "Children of Courage" exhibit, which is geared towards our younger visitors. This exhibit tells the story about the children of the Civil Rights Movement with a challenge to our youth today.
While in the Visitor Center don't miss the featured exhibit entitled "Courage To Lead" which follows the parallel paths of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement. Also, walk down "Freedom Road".
Video programs are presented in the Visitor Center Theater on a continuing basis.
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.