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August 29, 2011
Sunday marks the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and if not for Hurricane Irene, the day would have seen another mass gathering on the National Mall and another round of speeches, this time a gathering to honor his enduring legacy. Whenever the official dedication of the King memorial takes place - organizers think sometime this fall - the speeches by members of the King family, President Barack Obama and leaders from across the country will draw deserved national attention on the character and accomplishments of one of the great figures of 20th century America.
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August 29, 2011
Sunday marks the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and if not for Hurricane Irene, the day would have seen another mass gathering on the National Mall and another round of speeches, this time a gathering to honor his enduring legacy. Whenever the official dedication of the King memorial takes place - organizers think sometime this fall - the speeches by members of the King family, President Barack Obama and leaders from across the country will draw deserved national attention on the character and accomplishments of one of the great figures of 20th century America.
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By Sloane Brown | January 23, 2000
The memory of Martin Luther King Jr. was honored with a sellout crowd at the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, sponsored by the YMCA of Central Maryland and the King's Landing Women's Service Club. The Martin's West ballroom was filled with 1,000 folks who came to pay tribute to the late civil rights leader, including: Marge Green, event chair; Myrtle Harrod, Doris Street and Charles G. Tildon Jr., event committee members; A. Paul Moss, event founder; Janet Covington and Iris W. Lloyd, founding committee members; Sheila Vidmar, YMCA of Central Maryland board chair; Harold Ashby and Geraldine Young, board members; Harry Kakel, WMAR-TV production manager; Larry Walton, president of United Way of Central Maryland; keynote speaker Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and three Baltimore students, Ja'nell Townes, Theresa A. Holland and Timothy Dorsey, who wrote award-winning essays about King's life and legacy.
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By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans. Almost a half-century later, visitors to Washington have the chance to bear witness to history and "the dream" as a national memorial to honor King is dedicated Aug. 28, a date that coincides with the 48th anniversary of that groundbreaking march.
NEWS
By Capital News Service | April 5, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Constance Morella and Sen. Paul Sarbanes have joined forces with Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity to build a monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington."
NEWS
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 27, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The Senate has unanimously approved a measure to allow construction of a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national Mall, among memorials dedicated to American presidents and U.S. veterans.The memorial "will stand as a tribute to what Martin Luther King Jr. represented, which, in my judgment, was a commitment to achieving change through nonviolence," Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, the Maryland Democrat who sponsored the legislation with Republican Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia, said before passage of the measure late Thursday.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 27, 1998
WASHINGTON -- A memorial to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would join the pantheon of monuments on the Washington Mall that are dedicated to Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt, under legislation proposed this week by Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes.In a measure sponsored with Sen. John W. Warner, a Virginia Republican, Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat, called on Congress to authorize the placement of the memorial to King, which would be funded by private donations raised by the black national fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha.
NEWS
March 8, 2006
On March 2, 2006 ZANDRA beloved wife of Audwin Sam. Also survived by one daughter Monica S. Greenidge, her parents Eugene Stone Jr. and Evelyn V. Johnson and two sisters Joanne S. Jackson and Theresa Scott. Friends may call at the Wylie Funeral Home P.A. 638 N. Gilmor Street on Thursday 5-8pm. Family will receive friends on Friday 6:30pm, Funeral 7:00pm at Faith United Baptist Church, 2840 The Alameda. Interment Saturday 11am @ King Memorial Park. Inquiries at www.wyliefuneralhome.com.
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September 28, 2009
On September 24, 2009, GILA WINTERS; loving mother of Kason Veasley. She is also survived by her mother, Velma Winters; sisters, Gail Batts and Octavia Winters; brothers, Nathan Winters, Corless Hopkins and Avis Winters and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Tuesday after 9 A.M., where family will receive friends on Wednesday at 11:30 A.M., followed by funeral services at 12 P.M. Interment in King Memorial
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By Boston Globe | May 6, 1993
ATLANTA -- For Jerrold Gales, beside the reflecting pool of the Martin Luther King memorial here, Boston University's fight to keep a collection of King's papers isn't a matter of legal arguments. It has more to do with the lump he feels in his throat as he looks at the civil-rights leader's Georgia crypt."This is just an extraordinary place," Mr. Gales said on a visit from Fort Worth, Texas. "Those papers belong here, where everything else is. For me, it shouldn't even be a question."That view is felt powerfully by many Atlantans, black politicians and participants in the civil rights struggle, many of whom compare the King memorial to the Kennedy Library in Boston and express anger and frustration that a piece of King's legacy, so vital to the black community, is being kept out of their hands.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2010
WASHINGTON – Barbara Hovermill boarded one of 12 buses from Hagerstown, determined to be part of the crowd of tens of thousands that rallied Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial at an event organized by conservative commentator Glenn Beck on the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. "We need to have government hear us," said Hovermill, a 68-year-old retired retail worker from Williamsport whose shirt was adorned with buttons and stickers for her favored candidates in Maryland — including gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rutledge, both Republicans.
NEWS
September 28, 2009
On September 24, 2009, GILA WINTERS; loving mother of Kason Veasley. She is also survived by her mother, Velma Winters; sisters, Gail Batts and Octavia Winters; brothers, Nathan Winters, Corless Hopkins and Avis Winters and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Tuesday after 9 A.M., where family will receive friends on Wednesday at 11:30 A.M., followed by funeral services at 12 P.M. Interment in King Memorial
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | January 16, 2008
The Rev. Johnny R. Calhoun is overseeing the construction of a $3 million community center in Parole. State Sen. Verna L. Jones helped win an expansion of health care for the poor and elderly. Business executive James Pitts orchestrated the renovation of the Robinwood Community Center. The three are among nine individuals and groups to be honored Friday night at Anne Arundel County's 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner. The event will also mark the 40th anniversary of King's assassination.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | January 15, 2007
It began as a grand dream, chatter around the dinner table between a pair of old fraternity brothers. Alfred Bailey and George Sealey reasoned that if presidents and Civil War heroes could be immortalized on the National Mall, why not a human rights giant renowned the world over such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? Sure, they thought. Maybe one day. Twenty-four years and $72 million later, that idea is close to becoming a reality. Ground was broken two months ago for the memorial that will rise on a four-acre site along the Tidal Basin, the first tribute on the Mall for an African-American leader.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,Sun Staff | January 14, 2007
January is a month full of memories and meaning in Memphis, Tenn., a city with strong connections to two American kings, Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Aaron Presley, both of whom were born this month. They loom large in our collective consciousness, but their presence is heightened in this slow Southern city by the mighty Mississippi River across from Arkansas. Plenty of people tell you about the songs and the speeches. Folks call them by their first names, as if they knew one or the other.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun reporter | November 14, 2006
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, joined by former President Bill Clinton, civil rights leaders and members of Congress, broke ground yesterday for a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the first such honor for an African-American leader on the National Mall. The weather was raw, as were the emotions of people who had waited decades for such a tribute to the slain civil rights leader. At one point, Andrew Young, the former Atlanta mayor and United Nations ambassador, spoke about King's determination to proceed with the civil rights agenda despite being emotionally drained and facing continual threats and attacks.
NEWS
March 10, 2006
On March 8, 2006, RAYMOND C. SLADE, JR., 67, passed away at Wake Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Maryland, Mr. Slade graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He became manager of Baltimore Telephone Federal Credit Union for 30 years and served on the National Board of Credit Unions. After retirement, he and his wife moved to North Carolina to be closer to their family. Mr. Slade is survived by his faithful, loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Betty.
NEWS
By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | March 10, 2006
Annapolis-area clergy and civil rights activists announced plans yesterday to hold a memorial service for the late Coretta Scott King at Anne Arundel Community College, where a sculpture of her slain husband is planned. The service will remember Coretta King, who died in January of cancer at age 78, along with her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., through music and prayer on April 2 at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts. Organizers said at a news conference that the memorial service would provide Marylanders an opportunity to pay homage to the Kings, particularly Coretta King, who continued to work in the civil rights movement after her husband's assassination in 1968.
NEWS
March 10, 2006
On March 8, 2006, RAYMOND C. SLADE, JR., 67, passed away at Wake Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Maryland, Mr. Slade graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He became manager of Baltimore Telephone Federal Credit Union for 30 years and served on the National Board of Credit Unions. After retirement, he and his wife moved to North Carolina to be closer to their family. Mr. Slade is survived by his faithful, loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Betty.
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