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2011-10-05 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which opened to the public in August, will be officially dedicated by President Obama on October 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. ROMA Design Group was selected to design the memorial in 2000, after winning an international design competition from a field of nearly 1,000 design teams. The memorial design was a team effort within the ROMA office, developed under the design direction of Boris Dramov, FAIA,...

2011-08-26 13:58:00

Due to Hurricane Irene this event has been canceled WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Fattah's (D-PA) event recognizing the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for its success in erecting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument has been canceled due to Hurricane Irene. Details of the original event follow: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) More than 800 members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and their guests will gather on...

2011-08-23 11:59:00

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. today announced a $1 million gift to the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The gift will support the memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. honoring Dr. King. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110823/DC56261-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110823/DC56261-b) "This donation is a concrete memorial to Volkswagen Group's long...

2010-06-17 15:21:00

Significant Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Participation on Project WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MTTG design/build joint venture team comprised of McKissack & McKissack, Turner Construction Company and its subsidiary Tompkins Builders and the Gilford Corporation, have announced construction is progressing with significant participation of minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) firms on the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr....

2005-10-21 08:14:18

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Star Wars" director George Lucas has made a $1 million contribution to help build a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington, it was announced Thursday. The filmmaker will serve as a co-host November 19 at the Dream Dinner in San Francisco to raise funds and heighten visibility for the MLK National Memorial. Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

2005-10-21 01:53:19

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Star Wars" director George Lucas has made a $1 million contribution to help build a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington, it was announced Thursday. The filmmaker will serve as a co-host November 19 at the Dream Dinner in San Francisco to raise funds and heighten visibility for the MLK National Memorial. Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

2005-07-26 18:13:35

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Construction of a memorial honoring slain U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. would get a boost under legislation approved on Tuesday by congressional negotiators to inject $10 million in public matching funds for the project. Under a deal crafted by negotiators from the Senate and House of Representatives, the federal government would contribute $10 million to help build the memorial in Washington if a private foundation raises an...