Atlanta students arrive in DC for MLK Memorial dedication by USA Today
The students from the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy in Atlanta live in one of the geographical centers of the civil rights movement. The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of their school's namesake and Martin Luther King Jr., visits so regularly that the girls call her a big sister.
MLK Memorial events begin in Washington, D.C. by Erika Facey-Palmer
A formal dinner Wednesday honoring global leaders for peace will commence five days of events for the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The memorial will be dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 28, the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's famous "I have a dream" speech.
Ambassador Andrew Young reflects on MLK Memorial by Lionel Moise
Now 79 years old, former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young often looks at pictures in his home recounting his precious time with the man remembered as the father of the Civil Rights Movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in DC
September 21, 2013
| WUSA-TV - Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool,'' Mahtma Ghandhi Statue is further down the road, Martin Luther King Memorial on the Mall and today we add Nelson Mandela outside the embassy on...
The Dream - 50 Years Later
August 28, 2013
| WLBZ - WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands gathered Saturday on the nation's'' front yard,'' the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, yearning for a bit... People stood a dozen deep along the length of the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial where their forebears... As Jackson made his way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he paused with reporters...
Thousands Mark March On Washington
August 24, 2013
| DigTriad.com - WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands gathered Saturday on the nation's'' front yard,'' the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, yearning for a bit... A few hours before the speeches were set to begin, crowds lined the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where their historical... The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., making his way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, paused with reporters...
Women play larger role in 2nd March on Washington
August 24, 2013
| WUSA-TV - All participants strolled down Independence together Saturday, passing the new Martin Luther King Memorial. Filling the ranks were women from across the country, and many made...
Work on MLK memorial may be done by key date
August 16, 2013
| The Daily Times Refinishing work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial should be complete by the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, officials said Thursday, allaying earlier...
MLK Memorial May Not Be Ready For Anniversary
August 12, 2013
| DigTriad.com - Washington, D.C. -- The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial may not be ready for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington later this month. Workers had been removing a...
Disputed inscription removed from MLK Memorial
August 01, 2013
| Asbury Park Press Online A Chinese sculptor has removed a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue that he designed on the National Mall and said Thursday that he is working on...
Four bloggers from Clark Atlanta University -- Darrin Wright, David Brown, Katie Watson and Taylor Stowers -- will be visiting the nation's capitol for this historic event and offering their perspectives on the dedication and the surrounding events.