Speakers at the MLK dedication in Washington D.C. failed to mention the significance of the historic date, which fell on the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March, says television personality and journalist Jeff Johnson. Johnson says that many believe that Farrakhan and the Million Man March were not mentioned because, “it would have been […]
Thousands of people spanning all ages and races honored the legacy of the nation’s foremost civil rights leader during Sunday’s formal dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama were among those who attended the more than four-hour ceremony. King’s children and other leaders […]
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From CNN, by Roy Peter Clark: I was in Atlanta when I first learned of a controversy over an inscription marking the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington. The quote on one side of the granite “Stone of Hope” reads, “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” In an […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people gathered Sunday to give the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial a proper dedication on the National Mall after its opening in August. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama were among those honoring the legacy of the nation’s foremost civil rights leader during a ceremony scheduled […]
Martin Luther King knew that the Civil Rights movement needed a soundtrack and that every hero needed theme music. The Civil Rights movement incorporated jazz, folk, R&B and gospel to use music that everybody could relate to and be inspired by to help change America in the 1950s and 1960s. 10. Oh Freedom “Oh Freedom” […]
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. The memorial’s executive architect Ed Jackson Jr. told The Associated Press on Sunday it will now be dedicated Oct. 16 […]
The official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, which was postponed because of Hurricane Irene last month, will be held on October 16, Harry Johnson Sr., head of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, said Saturday.
Plans for Sunday’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall have been postpone until September or October due to Hurricane Irene which is expected to hit the D.C. area by late Saturday or early Sunday.
http://www.blackamericaweb.com/ Harry E. Johnson, Sr. president and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, announced Thursday evening that Sunday’s formal dedication of the memorial on the National Mall had been postponed following forecasts that Hurricane Irene was bearing down on the East Coast and was expected to be a major storm. […]