The civil rights icon was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925 before relocating to Michigan where he lived in Lansing, East Lansing and Mason before heading to Boston and New York as a teenager.
“People and places in Michigan played important roles in the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century,” Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer Mark Rodman told the Free Press.
“We are honored to join the city of Inkster in celebrating one of those roles with the listing of this home.”
According to reports, the home is set to be transformed into a museum through a project led by Project We Hope, Dream & Believe. The non-profit organization teamed up with the Wayne State University Department of Anthropology last year to conduct archaeological excavations on the home.
Properties listed on the National Register of Historical Places are typically 50 years or older and must be considered significant when examining historical events that took place in the country.