Atlanta, GA – President Trump has signed into law a bill which would create and expand the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site to include several new locations which were pivotal in the life of the civil rights icon. The law was signed on Air Force One as Dr. King’s niece stood by and watched, happy to see the legacy of her uncle further preserved by President trump.
The legislation expands the boundaries of the former Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta to include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple, a site that King used as the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, according to a White House spokesman.
The move comes as President Trump announced that unemployment among black Americans has fallen to its lowest point in history. Among strong economic growth black Americans are seeing massive benefits, from historically low unemployment, to higher home ownership rates.
“Through his life and work, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made America more just and free. This important historical park tells his story, and this bill will help ensure that the park continues to tell Dr. King’s story for generations to come,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters on Monday afternoon.