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2014-04-16 00:20:49

On Easter Sunday morning, the over 6000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for one of the nation's largest sunrise services, will pause to remember Marian Anderson's Easter concert performed in the same location, 75 years prior. VIENNA, Va., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sunrise service, hosted by Capital Church of Vienna, VA and Pastor Amos Dodge is now a Washington tradition. Held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for the past 36 years, the annual...

2011-02-16 08:00:00

DETROIT, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors is providing an advance look at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which will be dedicated on Aug. 28 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. As major contributors to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, the General Motors Foundation, GM and Chevrolet received one of only two replicas of the Memorial. GM is donating its replica to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for its ongoing effort...

2010-11-23 08:08:00

CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A bronze bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was unveiled today in Chester's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. The five-foot high, 685-pound bust, installed facing the J. Lewis Crozer Library, is the creation of sculptor Zenos Frudakis. The park and the sculpture pay homage to the slain civil rights leader who spent three years locally, attending Crozer Theological Seminary and serving as assistant pastor of Calvary Baptist Church....

2010-09-25 04:00:00

Bloggers to report on people's concerns in route to October 2nd national march in Washington WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With fewer than seven days before thousands of people from across the country come to Washington, D.C. to join a massive Oct. 2nd rally at the Lincoln Memorial, six Californian activists will board the One Nation Working Together "BlogMobile" (www.onenationca.org) to blog about the concerns of those they meet on their journey. These "citizen...

2009-04-10 09:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is truly honored to celebrate the life, the talent and the legacy of world-renowned soprano Marian Anderson on this 70th anniversary of her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. On April 12, 2009, the DAR will join with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and others in paying tribute to Marian Anderson and the momentous 1939 event in a concert at the...

2009-02-12 06:16:00

Sonic Foundry commemorates Presidents Day by featuring recent presidential webcasts MADISON, Wis., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kentucky schoolchildren will join the nation in commemorating the bicentennial birthday of Abraham Lincoln via online webcasts with Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management. The virtual celebration is the result of extensive efforts to webcast educational technology...

2009-02-02 07:00:00

Featuring Prominent Lincoln Scholars Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harold Holzer and Matthew Pinsker Live Webcast Scheduled for February 12th at 1:30pm EST WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12, 2009 approaches, interest in this beloved American president is at an all-time high. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC), in partnership with the television network HISTORY(TM), announce a National Teach-In on the life and legacy...

2008-09-23 09:00:03

By Martin Crutsinger Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Next year, the penny will be getting not just one new look but four of them, the first changes to the 1-cent coin in 50 years. The U.S. Mint unveiled the new designs during a ceremony Monday at the Lincoln Memorial. The coin changes are part of the government's commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Lincoln's profile will remain on one side of the coin, but the Lincoln Memorial will be replaced on the other side by...

2008-08-29 06:00:29

By Oren Dorell The children of Martin Luther King Jr. and a man who was there for his "I Have a Dream" speech 45 years ago said Thursday at the Democratic National Convention that Sen. Barack Obama's nomination for president is one realization of King's dream. "We are making a major down payment on the fulfillment of that dream," said Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a former civil rights activist. Lewis was there as a speaker when King made his speech before 250,000 people at the...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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