Friday, February 18, 2011
King to stand among greats
A dream come true for black Americans as Martin Luther King statue to sit between Lincoln and Jefferson on National Mall is unveiled.
Dedication of the memorial will take place on August 28 this year, the 48th anniversary of the historic speech
Twenty-five years in the making, King's memorial will be the first memorial on the National Mall to honour a non-U.S. President.
It will contain excerpts of his sermons and public addresses to serve as living testaments of his vision of America.
Its centrepiece, the towering Stone of Hope, will feature a 30-foot likeness of Dr King.
A replica was yesterday unveiled at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
It was a donation from the General Motors Foundation, General Motors and Chevrolet - who received the replica from the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Foundation to thank them for being major contributors to the charity,