Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
The general public has one more day to visit the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial before Sunday’s dedication.
Earthquake damage at the landmark Washington National Cathedral is forcing officials to seek a new site to hold dedication services for the memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Visitors got their first up-close look Monday at the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., including a towering granite sculpture inspired by the civil rights leader’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
The White House says President Barack Obama will speak later this month at the unveiling of the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.
Bernice A. King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will speak at the opening of a memorial garden for Mrs. King.
Organizers a breaking ground on a new memorial garden honoring Coretta Scott King in Maryland for her legacy as a human rights advocate.