On Monday, President Trump signed the “Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act,” officially making the birthplace of the famous civil rights hero into a national historical park.
Dr. King’s birthplace had already been designated as a historical landmark, and now, after signing the new act, even more important places in his life will be protected as national treasures.
In a tweet on Tuesday, President Trump said that signing the new act was his “great honor,” and a White House spokesman said that “this bill will help ensure that the park continues to tell Dr. King’s story for generations to come.”
It was my great honor to sign H.R. 267, the “Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act,” which redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. https://t.co/Qe0b6HBFTY pic.twitter.com/QTgaqTawPT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2018
In a private signing ceremony, President Trump was joined by Dr. King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, who has been an outspoken supporter of the president and his administration.
After a highly successful first year in the White House, African Americans are doing better under President Trump’s “America First” style of leadership than they have in decades, and as the president continues to work hard for everyone, the entire country is benefiting.