Salazar to Join Relatives of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Celebrate Renovation of Ebenezer Baptist Church

Written by admin   // April 14, 2011   // 0 Comments

ATLANTA —Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Dr. Christine King Farris, Dr. King’s sister; and Martin Luther King III to celebrate the completed renovation of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Heritage Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall on Friday, April 15.

The church, where Dr. King served as pastor, was a focal point of the civil rights movement and is now part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site, managed by the department’s National Park Service.

The Heritage Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall will be open to public for the first time since 2007 when they were closed for a major restoration project to restore them to their 1960’s appearance.

Prior to the 1pm celebration at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Secretary Salazar will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at 12pm at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Tomb.

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