• Dr. Ed Jackson Jr, executive architect for the Washington, DC, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., takes a standing-room only crowd through a virtual tour of the national monument in honor of Dr. King, set to open this year. The event was Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Fort Myer's Spates Community Club and was a collaboration between equal opportunity offices of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic. Special guest speaker was Jim Lucas, advocate of Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolent civil action to effect social change.  Mr. Lucas has done performances of Dr. King's speeches -- "I have a Dream," the Letter from Birmingham Jail, others -- in dramatic one-man
shows.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

    Dr. Ed Jackson Jr, executive architect for the Washington, DC, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., takes a standing-room only crowd through a virtual tour of the national monument in honor of Dr. King, set to open...

  • Jim Lucas, special guest speaker for the Jan. 12 celebration of the birth of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performs parts of the civil rights leader's speeches, one of which was Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.  Dr. King was born in Atlanta Jan. 15, 1929; he was
ordained a minister in 1947; became a pastor of a church in Montgomery, Ala., in 1954; led a bus boycott in 1955-56; led the march on Washington
in 1963; was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964; and was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. He was 39 years old. Check this web site
-- http://mlkday.gov -- for information on making sure the holiday is "a
day on, not a day off."

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

    Jim Lucas, special guest speaker for the Jan. 12 celebration of the birth of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performs parts of the civil rights leader's speeches, one of which was Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered Aug. 28, 1963, at...

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