(WXIA) The Atlanta home where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family lived during much of the 1960s is a place few know about, but, that will change now that the National Parks Service has purchased the home.
The National Park Foundation bought the home from the estate of Coretta Scott King and then transferred ownership to the National Park Service. The National Park Service bought King’s birth home on Auburn Avenue after years of operating and maintaining it.
The home had previously been maintained by the King family. Dr. Bernice King said in a release through the Park Service that they “are very pleased to have worked with the National Park Foundation to ensure that the family home that my siblings and I grew up in will be open and available to the public.”
“My brothers and I are honored to have fulfilled my mother’s wish to allow future generations to know the story of our dad as a father, a husband, a minister, and a civil rights leader,” she added.