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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & The "I Have a Dream" Speech Walking Tour

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Martin Luther King, Jr. & The "I Have a Dream" Speech - 56th Anniversary Guided Walking Tour

August 28 marks the 56th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” We invite you to join us for a FREE guided walking tour to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. The highlights of our program will include listening to a complete version of the ”I Have a Dream” speech where it was actually delivered by Dr. King, the Lincoln Memorial, and a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

This is the 5th year this program is being offered by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture. We provide this opportunity because we don’t know of any other similar programs honoring Dr. King, and also because unfortunately our country still faces many of the same issues addressed during “I Have a Dream.”

Our program will begin at the Washington Monument Lodge (15th Street NW, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive). Our tour will highlight:

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Civil Rights Movement to 1963

- Overview of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”

- Listen to the full “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial - printouts will also be provided

- Impact of both the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” and the “I Have a Dream” speech

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Civil Rights Movement after 1963

- Visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

- Discussion of Dr. King’s lasting legacy - has his dream been achieved?

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Registration: FREE - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend, including children and groups. Unfortunately, non-service animals are not allowed within the Lincoln Memorial or the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial portions of the program, but leashed pets are permitted in the other areas we’ll be visiting.

Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it’s on our calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled. The temperature is usually hot in late August and therefore we strongly recommend bringing fluids to keep hydrated.

Meeting Point: Meet at 6:00 PM sharp on the National Mall, at the Washington Monument Lodge, a one-story building (due east from the Washington Monument) at “2” 15th Street NW, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. The Washington Monument Lodge is just one block from the Smithson’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (which is between 14th Street, 15th Street, Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive).

Ending Point: Our program officially ends at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. However, from there our group will walk back towards the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Metro for those interested in joining us.

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.

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This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:

bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

For more fun and educational programs visit us at:

https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

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https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman

Washington, DC History & Culture

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/






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