Friday 14 Oct, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

photo credt: Cliff Owen / AP

After being postponed because of the threat of Hurricane Irene, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial dedication will take place Sunday, October 16, 2011.

Ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. with the “Morning Joy” program, followed by the official dedication at 9 a.m. The dedication will be a tribute to King. Speakers will include civil rights leaders, members of King’s family, literary and political figures and musicians.

The memorial opened to the public on August 28 as America’s 395th national park. Learn more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

While the original date of the dedication, August 28, marked the anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, tomorrow’s dedication is near a noteworthy anniversary, too. On October 14, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sunday’s ceremony will be free and open to the public. Read more information about the dedication activities.