Martin Luther King Jr.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
A candlelight vigil is planned at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington to mark the anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination 44 years ago.
In honor of Black History Month, the YMCA of Central Maryland is marking the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The National Park Service plans to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington and replace it with a full quotation from the civil rights leader.
Building community through civic engagement will be the theme of a gathering of civil rights leaders in Maryland next month.
For many who helped dedicate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, the towering granite monument is a stark reminder that the civil rights leader’s dream of social and economic justice has yet to be realized.
Organizers have set a new date in October to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after Hurricane Irene forced them to postpone the event in August, days before 250,000 people were expected to attend.
Maya Angelou, who consulted on the memorial, told The Washington Post that a shortened version of the quotation at the memorial sounds egotistical and should be changed.
On the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, as Hurricane Irene forced the postponement of the memorial’s dedication, dozens of people streamed through to see King’s statue.
The National Park Service says the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial took on a small amount of water as Hurricane Irene made its way through the nation’s capital overnight.
A planned weekend dedication of the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial on the National Mall has been postponed until September or October due to the approaching Hurricane Irene.