President Obama urged the nation to celebrate the dedication of the memorial to slain civil rights leader by continuing to press for the goals and hopes of the “black preacher with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams.”
Young and old throng Mall for the dedication of the memorial.
In the midst of a rally for jobs and justice and “Occupy D.C.” demonstrations, protest leaders should be focusing on education.
Thousands turned out for the dedication.
Multimedia: Civil rights leaders, including John Lewis, Juanita Abernathy and Jesse Jackson, remember Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington.
A look at the finishing touches of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
“Jobs and Justice” rally draws several thousand proesters in prelude to MLK Memorial dedication.
The star-studded Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication is rescheduled for Sunday with a little help from friends.
Graduates of Pine Forge Academy, a boarding school for black youths, reunite and remember King’s dream.
Martin Luther King Jr. would be gratified by the wave of anti-Wall Street protests, but the demonstrators will have to broaden their base to have the success he achieved.
President Obama will headline a parade of famous speakers and performers at the dedication on the Tidal Basin, which was delayed by a hurricane.
Ed Jackson Jr. says a criticized paraphrase from a King sermon is fitting and can’t be changed.
Renowned poet Maya Angelou takes issue with an inscription on the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.
The Oct. 16 dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be smaller and the weather will be cooler but there are some transit challenges for those planning to attend.
It was the culmination of a weather-shortened series of events tied to the memorial’s opening.
REVIEW | New memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. turns out to be a relatively modest affair.
With Hurricane Irene derailing almost everything else, the ceremony became the week’s sole dedication ritual at the memorial to the fraternity’s most illustrious brother.
Hurricane Irene forces the postponement of Sunday’s dedication of the King memorial.
A local chapter of Martin Luther King Jr.’s college fraternity thought of creating a King memorial on the Mall.
Readers summed up King’s legacy as part of our #MLKin6 experiment with SMITH Mag.
With the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial approaching, the three surviving children of the civil rights icon reflect on their father’s legacy and how it has affected their lives.
Living witnesses of the “I Have a Dream” speech sensed that they were part of history in the making.
Veteran Washington Post reporter and editor Bart Barnes was a green cub reporter when he was assigned to help cover the 1963 March on Washington, and he heard a speech he’ll never forget.
More than a decade ago, Ed Dwight created a bronze sculpture honoring black troops of the Revolutionary War, which was to be placed on the Mall. But then everything fell apart.
What is largely forgotten is that Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream” speech used the metaphor of a bad check.
Joining Martin Luther King Jr. onstage was one speaker who flew in from France: Josephine Baker.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial equality and harmony has not been fulfilled, according to African Americans and whites alike in a new Washington Post poll.
See the memorial from dozens of angles in this interactive rendering of the monument.
An African American sculptor for the King memorial would have added symbolic power, columnist Courtland Milloy says.
Around the globe, Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolent resistance is still used by liberation leaders.
John Lewis says there’s still more to dream.
A list of places in some of the more unlikely countries to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
What children now know about the civil rights leader.
With the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial this week, here’s a list of age-appropriate books for your children to learn about his legacy.
Few things pose a greater threat to King’s dream than this drive toward “oneness.” Pretending that differences don’t matter is not the same as having differences no longer matter.
Donna Brazile: I hope we as a nation pause to remember what exactly Dr. King saw—a nation where the vulnerable, the innocent and the oppressed still struggled for basic justice.
The memorial will now become a permanent fixture in Washington's political landscape, and King can never again be ignored. His words are etched in the granite, he can never be silenced.
Between 1957 and 1958, Ebony magazine published a King-penned series called “Advice for Living.”
The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial may be the most prominent, but other lesser-known works help tell a fuller story.
Barely more than a third of African Americans see the United States as having realized the vision outlined in Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech — down from nearly two-thirds just before President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. It’s a return to the levels from early 2008, erasing a big uptick — among both blacks and whites — following with the election of the country’s first black president. Fewer than half of African Americans who say the United States hasn’t yet reached King’s goal say it one day will reach it, a new low point in terms of optimism.
Watch in 36 seconds what normally takes one and a half hours.
Washington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opens to the public as spectators marvel at the 30-foot-tall granite statue of the slain civil rights leader.
The expression of Martin Luther King Jr.’s face on the new memorial lends itself to many interpretations.
The civil rights leader and preacher used religious language to inspire change.
How the statue stacks up.
For 14 years, Ed Jackson Jr. has shepherded the creation of a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
These travel tips should help ease some the challenges for visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, especially during the official dedication on Sunday. Aug. 28.
The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial opens in D.C. on Monday. Test your knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement hero with our 10-question quiz.
Harry E. Johnson Sr., who has steered Washington’s new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial for nine years, prepares to raise the curtain.
The March on Washington organizer pulled off one of the most crucial moments of the civil rights movement.
Bayard Rustin was seen as the only activist capable of pulling off the March on Washington.
After years of false starts, Hollywood efforts to capture the life of the civil rights leader may finally be coming together.
Here are six options for your consideration.
Museum housed in the Memphis motel where King was killed marks 20th anniversary.
The museum, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is housed in the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.
The landmark Paschal’s Motor Hotel and Restaurant, which hosted icons of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, has lost its luster.
Paschal's Restaurant in Atlanta was a safe place where civil rights activists could develop their strategy, but its place in the movement extended far beyond the countless plates of fried chicken it served.
Mayor Gray says interest in the early peek at the King memorial has been “overwhelming.” District residents and out-of-towners won’t need tickets for “D.C. Day” on Aug. 23.
While the official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial isn’t till Aug. 28, the memorial grounds by the Tidal Basin are scheduled to open Monday. So I took a walk over to see how visitors can approach the site.
President Obama is set to speak at the Aug. 28 dedication of the new Washington memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The National Park Service says the District does not have a permit from the National Park Service for Tuesday’s “D.C. Day” at the new King memorial, though Mayor Vincent Gray has heavily advertised the event.
The National Park Service won’t allow the city to add an honorary Martin Luther King designation to Independence Avenue.
The most recognizable piece of the new Martin Luther King Jr. monument--the head--was placed atop the statue of the civil rights leader, in between the National Mall and the Tidal Basin on Wednesday, November 24.
Artists honored the era through song.
Mainstream protest songs don’t seem to have survived into the 21st century. But those who say protest music itself is dead may not be paying very close attention.
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington will be dedicated Oct. 16, the project’s executive architect says. The ceremony had been postponed from August because of Hurricane Irene.
President Obama and other dignitaries are scheduled to attend smaller King memorial dedication.