Photos: The Dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Aretha Franklin Performs “Precious Lord” at MLK Memorial Dedication

Stevie Wonder Performs “Happy Birthday” at MLK Memorial Dedication

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12 Responses to Photos: The Dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. for President? His Answer


  2. Ametia says:

    OK, chills, from Aretha……… Precious Lord.

  3. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson tour the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial before the dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

  4. acorns says:

    at the memorial service i noticed many that were wearing white caps. Were they representing a particular group or club or were they caps that had a mlk logo on them? I would like to see what the caps say and if it is possible to buy one or anything else that was on this day.

    • Praise Jesus for This Day!

      • The King Memorial: A Symbol of the Best in America
        Posted by Rep. John Lewis

        On August 28, 1963, the day of the March on Washington, all of the platform speakers were invited to the White House to meet with President John F. Kennedy. A few months earlier I had made my very first trip to the White House. I was only 23-years-old and also the brand-new chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. It was amazing. A week into my new job I was headed to the White House to meet President Kennedy.

        I was with five other great men, including Martin Luther King Jr., Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, and Whitney Young, known as the Big Six leaders of the movement. There were many women who were instrumental to our plans to march and many heroines of the movement, including Coretta Scott King, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Height, Ella Baker and Diane Nash. However, as was customary in those times, none of them were in the room that day. We told President Kennedy the people could not wait any longer. We were planning to call on thousands to march on Washington.

        President Kennedy was visibly concerned. He was sitting in the Oval Office in his rocking chair, and he began to rock a little more briskly. He was concerned about violence. He wanted to cool down rising tensions, but A. Philip Randolph, the founder of the Brotherhood of Pullman Car Porters, the dean of our movement, and the visionary behind the march assured him this would be a lawful, peaceful, non-violent march. I will never forget. Randolph told him, we could not wait any longer. “Mr. President, he said, “if we cool down any more we will be in a deep freeze.”

        After the largest march Washington had ever seen, the President stood in the door of his office relaxed and beaming. He shook each hand and said, “You did a good job. You did a good job.” But when he got to Martin Luther King Jr. he said, “And you had a dream.”

      • Obama: King ‘Stirred Our Conscience’

      • Ametia says:

        Never get tired of hearing THIS

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