Video: Two More State Senators Join Fight to Preserve Historic MLK Home
CAMDEN, N.J. – Two more lawmakers have joined the fight to protect the Camden home where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived and studied back in the 1950s. According to Philly.com, state senators Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Jim Beach have introduced a resolution urging the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection and Historic Preservation office to place the house on the state register of historic places. Civil rights leader and friend of King, Congressman John Lewis visited the home in September and pledged to do what he could to help protect the walnut street home and its history. King stayed at the rowhome while studying at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania in 1950.