Speakers at the MLK dedication in Washington 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 a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

The Washington D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be dedicated on August 28th, 2011. So far, they have raised $111Mil of the $120Mil goal! See how you can help below. As we celebrate his legacy and his vision of freedom and equality for all mankind, we encourage you to contribute to the memorial […]

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.