National Parks Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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With Martin Luther King Day around the corner, the national parks are alerting people across the country that commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and the national day of service. Through the National Park Service, which celebrates its Centennial Anniversary throughout 2016, you can honor Dr. King’s life by visiting the places where history actually happened, and memorialize Dr. King’s teachings by dedicating the day to community service.

All national parks will be fee free day on January 18th to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, making it a great time to Find Your Park / Encuentra tu Parque (the National Park Foundation’s movement to celebrate the centennial milestone and encourage the next generation to discover our national parks).

See below for national parks that have distinctive connections to Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he had on the Civil Rights movement:

·       Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (GA)

o   Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to see where Dr. King was born, lived, worked, worshipped, and is buried.

·       Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail (AL)

o   Trace Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march toward freedom on the 54-mile trail and connect with their stories at the Interpretive Centers.

·       Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial (D.C.)

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