Home The October 16, 2011 Dedication Ceremony of the MLK Monument

The October 16, 2011 Dedication Ceremony of the MLK Monument

    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. When the cops came to arrest people all the marchers...

    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 wanted to represent my mother, father grandmother and all my...

    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 a man among men. He epitomized the struggle. A lot...

    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 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. “This is...

    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 from Richmond, who chose not to enter the memorial site...
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