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2012-01-12 09:34:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harry E. Johnson Sr., president and CEO for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation will be the featured speaker for the museum's 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. Johnson's remarks addressing the history and significance of the national memorial project paying tribute to King will be followed by a dialogue with Tracey Webb, founder and editor-in-chief of...

2012-01-12 11:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 150 employees expected to participate across southeast Michigan Fourth annual MLK Week of Service benefits residents and strengthens partnership with the United Way of Southeastern Michigan Beginning Jan. 16, the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Chrysler Group LLC employees will commemorate the life and legacy of King with a week of hands-on community service activities throughout...

2012-01-11 14:07:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Luther King III, member of the Founding Group and Board of Directors for Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the country's first and fast-growing over-the-air broadcast television network for African-Americans, announced today that the network will present the broadcast television premiere of the acclaimed documentary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective this Monday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET in honor of the...

2012-01-06 15:45:00

- City of San Antonio celebrates 25th anniversary of City-sponsored march - SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200,000 attendees are expected to participate in the 25th Anniversary City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - one of the nation's largest MLK Jr. marches - on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. in San Antonio, Texas. A testament to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on all Americans, this local City-sponsored march will be...

2011-12-21 10:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for January 2012: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program: Nathaniel Gadsden's Writers Wordshop will present "The Principles of Peace: Remembering King" on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The State Museum. The program will focus on Dr. Martin Luther King's vision to lead a revolution for social justice, equality and civil rights for all people,...

2011-10-13 12:00:00

Construction of this Historic Monument Documented for the Past 18 Months Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 EarthCam, the international webcam technology experts, is proud to announce the premiere of their official construction time-lapse movie of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. EarthCam will unveil the time-lapse on EarthCam.com today, leading up to the memorial's dedication on October 16th. Viewers of the time-lapse will witness the creation of the newest memorial on...

2011-10-12 10:03:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the lead contractor for the MTTG Joint Venture team responsible for designing and building the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Turner Construction Company (TCC) continues to commemorate this historic project by celebrating living pioneers in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. TCC specifically recognizes its Sr. Vice President of Community Affairs Mr. Hilton O. Smith, as a Lifetime Pioneer. (Photo:...

2011-10-10 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has donated an additional $1 million toward the effort to build a lasting memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The gift pushes the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. closer to reaching the $120 million needed to fund the Memorial, which will be dedicated in a West Potomac Park ceremony on October 16th. Boeing helped launch fundraising activities...

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,...

2011-09-30 15:56:00

Wake Forest University undergrad traces "I Have a Dream" back to King's high school speech WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You may know all or parts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech by heart, but you may not know that famous speech contains striking parallels to an address about brotherly love and nonviolence he gave as a 15-year-old high school student. Despite years of scholarly investigation of King's life, writings and oratory, it...