MLK Memorial

Dr. Martin Luther King's speeches have grown to become timeless while greatly contributing to changing the tide of American history.

One visitor found a section of rope near the MLK Memorial in Washington D.C. Friday --- just two days after a noose was discovered at the National Museum Of African American History and Culture.

Martin Luther King might be the greatest orator in American history. His words and speeches changed the tide of American history. Not only did he give speeches on integration, but he also gave powerful speeches on poverty and the war in Vietnam. Here’s Martin Luther King’s Top 5 Speeches. 1. I Have A Dream. This […]

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 […]

When Barack Obama was running for President, the comparisons to Martin Luther King helped him gain the support needed to win the nomination and later the Presidency. Both are powerful speakers and family men; both are patriots and Christians; and both overcame racial boundaries. Still, many who made those comparisons may want to see Obama […]

While our country has dedicated plenty of our monuments to many great African Americans in various cities and towns, there are still a host of individuals who made a tremendous impact in this country who have yet to be honored in this manner. Here’s a list of five individuals we feel deserve this honor. 5. […]

As the date for the Martin Luther King Memorial dedication approaches, I am finding ways to convince myself that I should be excited and inspired. I think about the extraordinary life of the man whose speeches my mother made me recite when I was 12, and how Dr. King’s intellect was accompanied by the courage […]

From the Huffington Post Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great preacher, orator and writer. He knew the power of words to challenge and inspire individuals and society. Words lead to actions, and in King’s case, words provided a pathway to racial reconciliation and the cornerstones for building a more just American society. These familiar […]