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Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

Stevie Wonder Touches Dr. King's Face

Hermene Hartman | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

It is most befitting that this great man who was never elected to office, used his voice to change America and make it live up to its written creed. King represents Black Americans on the mall, where in the buildings and halls of our national lawmakers there is little black representation.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

Let's honor Dr. King by building a beloved community in America where all have enough to eat, a place to sleep, and enough work at decent wages to support a family, buy a home, and raise children in safe neighborhoods.

Reigniting the Dream

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. John Conyers

The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial provides an opportunity to reflect and commit ourselves to Dr. King's work. Dr. King dreamed to end not just racial injustice, but the poverty that had allowed it to flourish. We need to make that dream a reality.

Gayle Brandeis: What Did the MLK, Jr. National Memorial Leave Out?

Red Room | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago
Red Room

I am thrilled about the new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. As I look at the official website, though, I find myself disappointed that the Chicago Freedom Movement isn't mentioned in the timeline of his life.

Trymaine Lee

Martin Luther King Family And Friends Remember Landmark Speech | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.28.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Martin Luther King III stood in the sun-splashed lobby of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel late last week, looking like a heavier, bal...

Emmett Till and Dr. King's Memorial

Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Black Voices
Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D.

Americans, especially African Americans, must not walk through the King national memorial without remembering our dead, without calling the names of those we know and acknowledging the nameless souls who sacrificed for a more just world.

Cornel West:Dr. King Weeps From His Grave

The New York Times | Posted 10.26.2011 | Black Voices

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was to be dedicated on the National Mall on Sunday -- exactly 56 years after the murder of Emmett Till in Mississi...