In an exclusive interview with Loop 21, chief architect of the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial, Dr. Ed Jackson spoke about this weekend’s upcoming dedication. He reveals he’s been attached to the project since 1996 and that the controversy surrounding the sculptor of the MLK statue being Asian were completely unwarranted. Loop 21: Do you […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — A planned weekend dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall has been postponed until September or October as approaching Hurricane Irene dashed hopes of paying tribute to the late civil rights activist on the 48th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech, organizers said Thursday. Executive […]

While Rosa Parks is cemented in American minds as a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, a host of unsung Black women and their sacrifices for freedom are hardly mentioned. And yet, the list is long: Fannie Lou Hammer, Ella Baker, Dorothy Height, Septima Clark, Marian Wright Edelman… So as the masses gather in Washington […]

WASHINGTON – Earthquake damage at the landmark Washington National Cathedral is forcing officials to seek a new site to hold dedication services for the memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The service was to be held at the cathedral on Saturday, but the building will remain closed as a precaution. Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg says […]

District of Columbia residents watched the sun shine brightly on the façade of the new 30-foot Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at “D.C. Day,” a chance for people in the District to view of the statute of King and the wall bearing some of his penetrating words. The statue, conveying an indelible image of […]

Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) will hold a mass march for jobs and justice on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The rally and march is expected to attract thousands of members of the civil rights community. Martin Luther King III, Tom Joyner, CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial, […]

Fourty-eight years after the March on Washington became the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being remembered with his own memorial on the National Mall. At the same time, civil rights veterans are taking time to remember Bayard Rustin, the march’s chief organizer. The Washington Post reports: […]

Here are some books authored by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that you may be interested in reading.

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia residents and anyone else who wants to will have a chance to visit the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington before it is officially dedicated. The Washington Post reports that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said Monday that officials had an overwhelming demand for tickets for a preview day […]

Roland Martin talks with Harry Johnson about the progress of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington D.C. The MLK Memorial is scheduled to open August 28th, 2011. For more information visit TJMS: MLK Memorial Set To Open In August With 4 Days Of Events by Roland S Martin on Mixcloud

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the 43 years since King’s assassination, African-Americans have made tremendous progress, and the legacy of Dr. King has continued to live strong. Today, a short distance from where King delivered his famed “I Have a Dream” speech, […]

Washington D.C.– Ahead of celebrations of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, some local officials got an up close and personal tour of the memorial being built in his honor.