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Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

Can Parks and Memorials Happily Co-Exist?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The National Mall in Washington, DC is saturated with monuments and museums and, while there is little support for adding more to the Mall, there is support for continuing the tradition of building monuments in the city.

MLK Day Celebrations Honor The Late Civil Rights Activist

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked...

Major Change To Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — A Chinese sculptor has removed a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue that he designed on the Natio...

PHOTOS: MLK Honored By Activists, Celebrities And Leaders

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dignitaries and celebrities participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The R...

Top Places To Visit, Eat In D.C. For The Inauguration

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Whether visitors want to try one of the first family's favorite restaurants, discover a sense of history or escape from the crowd t...

Not Everyone Happy With MLK Memorial Inscription Change

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A controversial truncated inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial that critics say makes the slain civil rights lead...

MLK Memorial Designers On Race, Grace & Place

Bonnie Fisher and Boris Dramov | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts
Bonnie Fisher and Boris Dramov

On August 22nd, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial opened to the public. The dream of creating a memorial to Dr. King, initiated decades ago around the kitchen table of two Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members in Atlanta, has finally become a reality. Dr. King - a private citizen and man of peace - has taken his rightful place on the National Capital Mall on lands previously reserved to honor the memory of past wars and former presidents. This is the last memorial to be built on the central portion of the Capital Mall and it is the first to celebrate the contributions to democracy by an African American.

Gray To Obama, Congress: Give D.C. Equal Representation

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, in his welcoming remarks at Sunday's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial...

MLK Dedication: Thousands Gather In D.C. For Memorial Dedication

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — For many who helped dedicate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, the towering granite monument is a stark reminder t...

Obama To Speak At MLK Memorial Dedication

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Five years after then-Sen. Barack Obama spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for a monument to Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama w...

MLK Dedication Weekend: No Metro Construction On Sunday

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a tough week for Metro and its delay-weary commuters, weekend riders will be getting a break. There's no track work or other const...

Obama Readies For Sunday's MLK Memorial Speech

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama followed through Friday night on his longtime plan to take his two daughters to see the new monument to Mart...

Fighting to Fulfill "The Dream"

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke

Standing in the symbolic shadow of Dr. King offers a stark reminder of the sacrifice, vigilance and perseverance required to attain and maintain the dream of equality in our nation.

Dedication Of MLK Memorial Postponed By Hurricane

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- If you want to attend the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall, check back a little later this fall. ...

In Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr: The Opening of the King Memorial

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

America owes a great debt to Martin Luther King, Jr. Prior to Dr. King, the United States was like an alcoholic or drug addict; addicted and dependent on racial segregation and institutional racism.