Source: Howard Fineman / The Huffington Post Washington – Inspiring leaders in America come in all shapes, sizes, colors and creeds, and in all walks of life and public endeavor. Harry E. Johnson Sr. — a big man (6’2″) with a big, beaming smile — is one of these leaders. He patrols the grounds of the new Martin Luther King, [...]
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TJMS: Harry Johnson CEO Of The MLK National Memorial Project Foundation Says Dedication Ceremony Will Take Place Rain Or Shine (Aug. 24)
[Mobile users click here to listen] Roland Martin talks with Harry Johnson, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation about the MLK Memorial dedication ceremony and if Hurricane Irene will be a factor. Johnson also discusses how the weather my affect other events during the MLK Dedication memorial week. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend [...]
Source: Associated Press Washington – A hurricane bearing down on the U.S. East Coast could disrupt plans to dedicate a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington The dedication is scheduled for Sunday morning, with up to 250,000 people attending. Forecasters say Hurricane Irene could make landfall in the Carolinas this weekend and could reach [...]
Source: Melanie Eversley / USA Today Excitement is building over next Sunday’s planned dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, especially among those who have been working behind the scenes to create the 4-acre site on Washington’s National Mall. Smithsonian Magazine quotes engineer Deryl McKissack as saying that it is finally sinking in for her that the dedication, which will feature remarks by [...]
Source: Melanie Eversley / USA Today Washington – The first look at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial brought some visitors to tears Monday as they struggled to explain what they were feeling. “This is awesome, this is awesome, and he looks so strong standing there,” Kwanzaa Nivens, 36, of Washington said through tears as she stood at the [...]
Source: The Washington Post Use the map and directions to find suggested routes To the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication Ceremony. These routes have been approved by National Park Police. However, as you get closer to the event site, the security perimeter may be altered due to VIP arrivals, causing minor detours for pedestrians. Enjoy the day, and thank [...]
Charles Hicks says that during the hardest of times it’s good to have these symbols of unity and hope – and that’s what Martin Luther King’s memorial might provide for the citizens to see.
Source: USA Today White-tie and black-tie events will take place in the days before the dedication of a 4-acre site on the National Mall in Washington that has been at least 15 years in the making. Some events are on the official schedule of the National Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Project Foundation, while others are invitation-only. Some guests, such [...]
The memorial to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. opens today and will be officially dedicated Saturday. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton talks with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about what the memorial means to her, and to Washington as a whole.
It was 27 years ago when the idea of a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was first proposed to be built on the National Mall, reports CBS News Correspondent Chip Reid. Today the public gets its very first glimpse.