President Trump appoints MLK Jr. niece to White House special commission; Conservative Base columnist honored by friends
The White House and media reported Wednesday night:
The appointment of King was made in a White House press release Wednesday. She, along with two others, was appointed to the commission planning events honoring orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the 200-year anniversary of his birth.
“The following individual to be a Member of the of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission: Alveda King of Georgia, Eric Madison Lowery of Maryland, [and] Naomi C. Earp of Maryland.”
The commission was established by bipartisan legislation signed into law by Trump in November that was sponsored by several Maryland and D.C. lawmakers. Douglass, who was born in Maryland around February of 1818, was a national leader of the abolitionist movement after escaping slavery and fleeing to the North.