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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

 
 
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
1. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Marker
Inscription. At this site will be erected the Martin Luther King, Jr .Memorial. The memorial will embody the man, the movement and the message. It will honor this 20th century visionary who brought about change through the principles of nonviolence and equally for all. It will be a memorial symbolizing promise and hope for a brighter future for humanity.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc is the sponsor of this memorial. Dedicated by Adrian L. Wallace, President, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; John H. Carter, Project Manager, The Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial Project Foundation Inc.; William Jefferson Clinton, President, United States of America.
 
Erected 2000 by Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 53.159′ N, 77° 2.651′ W. Marker was in The Tidal Basin, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker could be reached from the intersection of West Basin Drive and Independence Avenue SW. Click for map. Marker is in the West Potomac Park, near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, north of Ohio Drive. Marker was in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2008
2. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (a few steps from this marker); District of Columbia War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); District of Columbia World War Memorial (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); The First Japanese Cherry Trees (about 700 feet away); Japanese Pagoda (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); A Symbol of International Friendship (approx. 0.2 miles away); Japanese Stone Lantern (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Japanese Stone Lantern - Lighting the Way (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in The Tidal Basin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Official website. (Submitted on March 28, 2006.) 

2. Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. (Submitted on January 21, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Wikipedia entry for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Discusses various controversies that have emerged during the project's planning process. (Submitted on January 21, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Persons
 
"Democracy, Justice, Hope, Love." Ground-breaking ceremony, 2006. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 13, 2006
3. "Democracy, Justice, Hope, Love." Ground-breaking ceremony, 2006.
Dignitaries on temporary stage, as seen from audience.
King Family Members and Civil Rights Activists Break Ground. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 13, 2006
4. King Family Members and Civil Rights Activists Break Ground.
As viewed by audience on big-screen television.
The memorial statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 4, 2010
5. The memorial statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Installation in progress at the edge of the Tidal Basin.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 30, 2016
6. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree and marker (January 14, 1983) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
7. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree and marker (January 14, 1983)
north of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Building off The National Mall - the earliest, permanent outdoor memorial to Reverend King in the District of Columbia.
 
 
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