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MLK Memorial Special Coverage

I STILL HAVE A DREAM

Even after the successful inauguration of a two term African American President, I still believe our dreams of a world without racism and condemnation because of the color of your skin has yet to be manifested. Now let me be...

I Still Dream a World

The speech so eloquently delivered almost 50 years ago by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington still inspires us to see beyond what is tangible, and sometimes a little frightening, to a world...

Love Hard, Dream Big

I dream of a world where there would be no violence. I wish all kids could have safe homes. I dream of a world where all kids have more education and less violent games. I have a dream that...

I Dream A World.

I dream a world of integrity and respect. A world filled with individuals steadfast to an immovable quotient of compassion and empathy for others. I see a society willing to embrace and celebrate the aspirations of others. To develop...

Bowen Family from West Brookville, N.Y.

Ezekiel Bowen, 10, Daniel Bowen, 40, DeQuency Bowen, 39, Cynthia Bowen, 8, and Joshua Bowen, nine months came specifically for the commemoration from West Brookville, N.Y. “Watching the site on the news was not enough for us. We had...

Jesse Jackson and Dick Gregory

Jesse Jackson, former DC Shadow Senator, spoke on the DC Statehood issue. “We need a full scale national movement to get the residents of DC their statehood. We brought in Alaska and Hawaii in the same manner. We must...

Claudyne Jefferson, Nashville, TN

Claudyne Jefferson, 64, Nashville, TN said looking at the monument is like envisioning accomplishing a milestone. “This tribute to the works and life of Dr. King says that we are determined to obtain our full equal rights. It is...

Aleain WilliamsBrooklyn, NY

Aleain Williams, 80, Brooklyn, NY said she remembered meeting Dr. King make a speech at 116th Street in Harlem after the stabbing of a 26-year old civil rights activist. “Dr. King was so impressive. You could tell from the...

Malcolm Y from Hull Mass.

Malcolm “Y” Brown, 79, Hull, Ma. Calls himself Malcolm Y. He remembered how parts of the movement came together and bonded “just like today with people coming together for different causes, different groups had their own agenda. Dr. King...

Huff Family from Cleveland, Ohio

Marc Huff, 35, Denise Huff, 50, Marquise, 11 and Cheyenne Jones, 10, came to see the monument from Cleveland, Ohio. Marc Huff, 35, Denise Huff, 50, Marquise, 11 and Cheyenne Jones, 10, came to see the monument from Cleveland, Oh. “We...

Friends from Texas and Maryland

Qwendolyn Swinton, 81, and Dedra Arthur, 59 visited the Mall with a family friend, Sharon Duncan, 57 from Maryland. Swinton of Dallas remembers “as a young person, I worked in the Civil Rights Movement through SNCC. We had an opportunity...

Family from Virginia

Julius C. Brown made his way to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial with his wife and 6-year-old grandson Marcel Green to pay respect to a man Brown said paid the ultimate price in a quest to gain equal...

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