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President Obama honors the dreamer and his dream

      President Barack Obama spoke today at the “Let Freedom Ring ” ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the historical March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have A Dream” speech. The president delivered his remarks at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., where the civil rights leader stirred the hearts of Americans with his famous speech a half a century ago.

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Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House -- President Obama and the First Family viewed the MLK National Memorial before the official dedication in Washington DC October 16, 2011

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial dedicated in DC

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial has been open since last August, but the official dedication was delayed until today by the fury of Hurricane Irene during the summer. A crowd estimated to be around 30,000 gathered on the National Mall to witness the historic event. Remarks by President Obama at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication The National Mall Washington, D.C. For this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s return to the National Mall.  In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who... Read More →

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Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House -- First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia paint on a cafeteria wall as part of a service project at Stuart Hobson Middle School in DC January 17, 2011

MLK Day: Celebrate by serving others

Today President Obama honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by picking up a brush and helping paint artsy and inspiring characters in the cafeteria of Stuart Hobson Middle School in Washington, DC. Also,  First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, took part in this mentoring project as well.    THE PRESIDENT:  Dr. King obviously had a dream of justice and equality in our society, but he also had a dream of service, that you could be a drum major for service, that you could lead by giving back to our communities.  And... Read More →

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

MLK Day: Live the dream

Today is the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first MLK Day was observed in 1986. Dr. King was fatally wounded by an assassin’s bullet on a balcony in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. The dreamer died that day, but not his dream of civil rights and social justice for a country he loved deeply. Remember the dreamer and his career of service.  Live the dream.

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