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    Student at University of Houston

    Tyesha Hill, 25, a student at the University of Houston, traveled from Texas to be a part of the historical Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication. “I’m just happy that they are finally acknowledging Dr....

    D.C. Resident & Minister at Restoration Temple Ministries

    Sheila McNeill-Lee stood transfixed before the 30-foot statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was pouring rain. Her thoughts raced back to her childhood. The D.C. resident said she recalled her parents talking...

    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...

    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....

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Grandmother from Fairfax, VA

    Diane Walker’s tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial brought tears to her eyes. The grandmother from Fairfax, Va., spoke of her struggle living through the times when King was at his pinnacle....

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