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2011-09-28 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises announced today that The James M. Cox Foundation is pledging a $500,000 gift to the National Center for Civil & Human Rights. The gift will go into effect upon the Center's ground breaking. The pledge joins a previous $1 million contribution by the James M. Cox Foundation to secure the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection (King Papers) and a $750,000 gift by Anne Cox Chambers to secure the sketches of U.S....

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...

2011-08-25 16:37:00

Congressman Fattah (D-PA) will recognize the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for its success in erecting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 800 members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and their guest will gather on Capitol Hill this weekend to receive recognition for their diligence in securing a place on the Mall for a National Memorial for their frat brother and civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

2011-08-24 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the country prepares for the dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Memorial in Washington, DC, August 28, 2011, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen echoes Dr. King's appeal for justice and equality in her compelling one-act play Anne and Emmett to be held at the Atlas Theatre, Washington, DC, November 3-6, 2011. August 28 holds significant meaning for Langhart Cohen. It is not only the day Dr. King's Memorial will make history as the...

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...

2011-08-18 18:34:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation and the world prepare to commemorate the life, legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a permanent memorial on the historic National Mall in Washington, DC, Hyundai Motor America today announced a $1 million donation in support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The donation was granted to support the Foundation's mission of making the dream of a permanent memorial to Dr. King...

2011-08-18 18:25:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) will celebrate with the rest of the nation and the world during the week of August 24-28 as a series of historic events commemorate a permanent memorial to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the nation's capitol. HMMA's two-million-square-foot manufacturing plant employs more than 2,500 people from the Montgomery community, an area widely considered a pivotal one in the...

2011-08-16 07:01:00

DALLAS, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines are urging customers to plan ahead and book early for schedules between New York and Washington, D.C., on August 27 - 28, especially those with the desire to attend the Aug. 28 dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. The companies are providing reservation-only service on all schedules between New York and Washington, D.C. during this time. Once a specific schedule has sold out,...

2011-08-15 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BET Networks honors the legacy of the civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special day of programming on BET and CENTRIC in celebration of the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, August 28. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO ) "BET Networks is truly honored to be a partner with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation and...

2011-08-10 12:54:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 28 - the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech - the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be unveiled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The GM Foundation and Chevrolet are partnering with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation to help raise awareness around the unveiling with the "Table of Brotherhood" tour stop in Memphis. The tour, moderated by CNN analyst Roland Martin,...