Monday, November 13, 2006

It's About Time!

Finally, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will get the respect from our nation's capital that he deserves.
King memorial ceremony under way in D.C.

AP-The National Mall in Washington will get its first monument to an African American, Martin Luther King Junior.

Ordinary and no-so-ordinary Americans took part in the groundbreaking Monday, including Oprah Winfrey, poet-novelist Maya Angelou and former President Bill Clinton.

They're among those who've been working for more than a decade to bring the monument about.

The four-acre site along the Tidal Basin is not far from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

Project organizers have raised more than $65 million toward the $100 million cost of building and maintaining the King Memorial. They hope to have it completed by the spring of 2008.

1 comment:

khab said...

you would think they would already have something like this in our nations capital....wow...this is like 30 yrs overdue...