Fight to save N.J. house where Martin Luther King Jr. lived remains stalled

Researchers argue that the house is historically significant not simply because King stayed there, but particularly because he experienced discrimination in another New Jersey town while living there.

King and a classmate alleged that Ernest Nichols, the owner of a Maple Shade tavern, had refused to serve them and their dates on a night in June 1950. Nichols reportedly fired a gun in the air to threaten the group when they objected.

When King and his friend filed a police report, King listed his address as 753 Walnut Street, police records show.

It’s unclear how much the event shaped King’s views …read more

Source: Camden

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