CORE's Executive Director, George Holmes and National Spokesperson,
Niger Innis, were among the Hundreds of leaders from the civil
rights, political, religious, entertainment and corporate
communities invited to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial cite in Washington, D.C.
The CORE officials joined members of the King family (Martin Luther
King, III; Yolanda King and Dr. Bernice King); President George W.
Bush; former President Bill Clinton; Oprah Winfrey and other high
profile celebrities in dedicating the cite where the memorial to Dr.
King will be built. The cite was carefully selected on the mall
about 125 ft. from the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King delivered his
"I Have A Dream" speech more than 42 years ago. Millions of other
people around the world watched the event which was carried live on
CORE Chairman, Roy Innis, said in a statement that it was
appropriate and timely for King to be honored in this way and
saluted the leaders and members of the Alpha Psi Alpha Fraternity
who spearheaded the project over the past several years.
King will be the first African-American to be honored with a
memorial in the Nation's Capital. The memorial is expected to be
completed sometime in 2008 and will feature selected quotes from
some of Dr. King's speeches inscribed on a marble wall.
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