MLK Memorial

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 […]

It only makes sense that we show respect for those who have chosen to participate in the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication ceremonies this week. Millions of Americans truly appreciate the legacy of Dr. King, and their involvement in the ceremony is reflective of this sentiment. So, my desire not to participate in the commemoration […]

Yesterday was all about echoes. Echoes from voices past continuing into beyond. A sea of tens of thousands cheer and chanting as they looked up at video monitors showing the first family walking down a pathway of Martin Luther King’s most inspiring quotes en route to a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to honor his […]

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 […]

According to financial documents obtained by the Associated Press, the builders of the new Martin Luther King Jr., memorial in Washington D.C., had to pay $761,160 for the right to use King’s words and images to the family. So this begs the question: “Did the King family commit extortion?” The money went to Intellectual Properties […]

Rain or shine, thousands will be converging on Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, for festivities and marches marking the dedication of the first memorial on our National Mall to an African-American: Martin Luther King, Jr. Click or print the map below for details! Check out more of our MLK Memorial coverage here: Top 5 MLK […]

Martin Luther King isn’t the first African American to be immortalized with his own monument. There are several memorials across the country paying tribute to African American leaders, artists, and academics. Check out our list of the Top 10 monuments to African Americans. We positioned them in the order we think Is there anyone you […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maya Angelou is the latest prominent Black figure to voice reservations with the newly erected Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. Angelou, who consulted on the project, has an issue with a quote on the wall by the Tidal Basin of the memorial that reads: “I was a drum major for […]

In memory of the life and achievements of Dr Martin Luther King there will be an unveiling of the Martin Luther King Memorial Monument (rescheduled from August due to Hurricane Irene) on October 15th, 2011 in Downtown Washington DC on our National Mall. Rev Al Sharpton is a part of this special day. He will […]