The October 16, 2011 Dedication Ceremony of the MLK Monument

The October 16, 2011 Dedication Ceremony of the MLK Monument

Thousands Gather on National Mall for King Dedication

As the sun began to rise over the nation’s capital, Oct. 16, thousands began to gather in the crisp morning air to honor the...

MLK Dedication Sets Tone for Fight for Justice

People of all hues came from all over to pay tribute to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the only one on the...

Baron LewisChicago, Illinois

Baron Lewis, 63, said the event brought him to D.C. from Chicago. “Dr. King was like an uncle or a big brother to me....

Charles Arterson, Albany, GA

Albany resident, Charles Arterson, 57, met Dr. King when Arterson was five years old. “He was marching in Albany before he went to Selma....

Saundra Boulware, Camp Springs MD

“I was little when I first saw the ‘I have a dream’ speech,” said Saundra Boulware of Camp Springs, Md. “I’m here because I...

Dennis Hawkes, Washington D.C.

“Any able-bodied American should be here. You see people here in wheelchairs and on crutches,” said District resident, Dennis Hawkes, 57. “It’s about honoring...

Clyde Hale, Tuscaloosa, AL

Clyde Hale, 60, traveled from Tuscaloosa, Ala. with other members of the United Auto Workers, arriving early Sunday morning to witness the dedication ceremony...

Hakim Turner, Richmond, VA

“I came here to join in the festivities. It’s a beautiful day and everyone seems so happy to be here,” said 26-year-old Hakim Turner...