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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...

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...

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...

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. King,” Hill said. The 25-year-old said...

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...

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...

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 about the civil rights movement,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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