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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

 
 
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #42 William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton
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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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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 Southwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It was in The Tidal Basin. Marker could be reached from the intersection of West Basin Drive Southwest and Independence Avenue Southwest. Marker is in the West Potomac Park, near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, north of Ohio Drive Southwest. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1964 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. District of Columbia War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named District of Columbia War Memorial (about 600 feet away); The First Japanese Cherry Trees (about 700 feet away); A Carefully Crafted Image (about 800 feet away); Nothing to Fear… (approx. 0.2 miles away); Canada's Gift to the United States (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Symbol of International Friendship
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
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lighting the Way (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Washington.
 
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.) 
 
"Democracy, Justice, Hope, Love." Ground-breaking ceremony, 2006. image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,083 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on December 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on April 3, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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