ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, has filed a bill to make the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site a national historic site and add an additional building to the federally protected area.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the bill calls for the Prince Hall Masonic Building, which was the Southern Christian Leadership Conference headquarters, to be added to the park. In order for that to happen, the House and Senate must approve the legislation, then President Trump must sign it into law.
Lewis introduced the bill on Jan. 4. It was referred on Feb. 10 to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. The House is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow.