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.
Linda Byers, Park Ranger
The bookstore at the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site carries books, posters, stamps and other items related to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and the African American experience from slavery to today. Works about Dr. King include There Is A Balm In Gilead by Lewis W. Baldwin and Bearing The Cross by David Garrow. Civil Rights movement titles include The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It by Jo Ann Gibson Robinson and Freedom Summer by Doug McAdam. Books such as The Peculiar Institution by Kenneth M. Stampp and A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner explore the African American experience.
Visitors can also purchase copies of Dr. King’s speeches, "I Have A Dream" and "I’ve Been To The Mountaintop." Children’s books include A Picture Book of Martin Luther King by David A. Adler, Kids Explore America’s African American Heritage prepared by the Westridge Young Writers’ Workshop and If You Traveled On The Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine.
The Eastern National Bookstore handles over 160 items and accepts personal checks, travelers checks, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards. The store is located at 497 Auburn Avenue, next door to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birth Home. Stop by the bookstore while visiting the national historic site and see the selection available or visit the Eastern National web site on the internet.
Did You Know?
The King Center owns the Birth Home and the National Park Service maintains it. The King Family moved out of the Birth Home in 1941 and the house was then converted into a two-family dwelling. The Rev. A.D. Williams King, Dr. King's brother, lived on the second floor in the 1950's and early 1960's.