Sunday, August 28, 2011
Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Honored with Memorial
VOAVideo: Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Honored with Memorial
U.S. President Barack Obama leads the nation this Sunday (August 28th) in honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. -- with the dedication of a new national memorial in Washington, DC. King was the leading voice of the nation's modern day civil rights movement, and this is the first major monument built on the National Mall to honor an African American. VOA's Chris Simkins profiles the U.S. civil rights pioneer who had a dream for a better America.
VOANews: New King Memorial in Washington Draws Early Visitors
There's a new monument in Washington -- a little bit different, perhaps, from the ones people usually see. It's a tribute to the late American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Junior -- and it's the first memorial to an African-American on the National Mall. It opened to the public this week in advance of the official dedication scheduled for Sunday (Aug. 28). Mariama Diallo talked with visitors about their impressions of the man and the monument.