The civil rights icon was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925 before moving to Michigan where he lived in Lansing, East Lansing and Mason before moving to Boston and New York as a teenager.
“People and places of Michigan played an important role in the civil rights movement mid-20th century,” the Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer Marc Rodman say it Free press.
“We are honored to join the town of Inkster in celebrating one of these roles with the listing of this home.”
According to reports, the house is about to be turned into a museum through a project led by Project We hope, dream and believe. The nonprofit partnered with Wayne State University’s Department of Anthropology last year conduct archaeological excavations on the house.
Properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places are usually 50 or older and should be considered important when considering the historical events that took place in the country.