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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is scheduled to open on August 28, 2011.

 

The memorial is located on the north east corner of the Tidal Basin on the National Mall. This spot was chosen because it is in the middle of the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. The very spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial.

 

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If you are free on August 28th or any day after make sure you stop by and "Live the Dream."

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Guest Eric   
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Can anyone go to the opening of the memorial or do you need tickets? Is there going to be guest speakers? Is Obama going to be there?

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Reserved tickets to the historic event were distributed through an online lottery system. Public standing areas that do not require tickets will be available.

 

The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. today announced plans for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The official dedication will occur on Sunday, August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic I Have A Dream speech, beginning with a pre-dedication concert at 10 a.m. The dedication ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. and a post-dedication concert will follow beginning at 2 p.m.

 

“We are thrilled that we will be dedicating the Memorial to Dr. King in the coming months, and the Foundation looks forward, with great pride, to presenting this Memorial – this dream – that we’ve worked to build, to the people. Dr. King, his life, his dream, and his legacy, will be a source of history and inspiration for all people, for all time,” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president and CEO of the MLK Memorial Foundation. “I’m very much looking forward to celebrating this momentous event with my fellow Americans and people around the world who understand what this memorial stands for, and the relevance of Dr. King’s message.”

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is located on the Tidal Basin, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial creates a visual line of leadership between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. The memorial will be an engaging landscape experience conveying four fundamental and recurring themes throughout Dr. King’s life – democracy, justice, hope, and love – and features the use of natural elements including water, stone, and trees.

 

A 450-foot inscription wall will feature more than a dozen Dr. King quotes engraved into granite to serve as a lasting testament and reminder of Dr. King’s humanitarian vision. The memorial will include the “Mountain of Despair” and the “Stone of Hope,” which will feature a 30-foot sculpture of Dr. King.

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Ed Palmedo    0

UPDATE: Pre and Post-Dedication Concert Schedule

 

On August 28th, 2011 more than 250,000 visitors will be in Washington, DC to celebrate the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial on the 48th anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" speech. This historic event will begin with a pre-dedication concert at 10am. followed by the dedication ceremony which will begin at 11 am. A post-dedication concert is then scheduled to begin at 2 pm.

 

Dr. King's Memorial is located on a four-acre plot on the northwest corner of the Tidal Basin. It is adjacent to the Roosevelt Memorial and creates a "line of leadership" from the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to the Jefferson Memorial. The Stone of Hope, from which Dr. King's image emerges, will gaze over the Tidal Basin toward the horizon as a symbol of a future society of justice and equality. The memorial will also feature an Inscription Wall with fourteen of Dr. King’s most influential quotes, engraved on a 450-foot crescent shaped granite wall.

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit organization coordinated the designing, funding and constructing the memorial. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is only the third non-president to be commemorated with a memorial on the National Mall and the first ever African-American to be honored this way.

 

For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication in Washington DC CLICK HERE!

Edited by Ed Palmedo

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Getting Here and Traveling in Washington, D.C.

 

Washington, DC has an efficient and safe transportation systems with numerous options to get in and out of the city. There are three airports to choose from within driving distance, Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore Washington International Airport. These airports services more domestic and international locations than almost all other cities in the United States. Additionally, Amtrak brings more than 90,000 visitors through Union Station daily. Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

 

Once you are in the Washington DC area, Metrorail and Metro bus are the easiest ways to get around the city. Metrorail operates from 5:30 am - 12:00 am (weekdays) and 5:30 am - 3:00 am (weekends). Metro bus runs a total of 338 routes throughout the Washington DC area. Taxicabs are also available for traveling throughout our Nation's Capitol. Taxis are abundant in the city with more than 6,000 in circulation.

 

DC Circulator is an affordable way to travel to points of interest throughout the District. A recent transportation option, you and your family can now choose from three routes, ALL FOR ONLY $1.

 


  1.  
  2. Georgetown to Union Station
  3. Historic 7th Street to the Southwest Waterfront
  4. The National Mall with stops at the numerous Smithsonian Institutions’ Museums and Galleries

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Guest EdPalmedo   
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Metro is offering a limited-edition Martin Luther King Jr Commemorative Metro Rail 1-day pass to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication.

 

This paper Metro card will be valid for one day with unlimited rail travel. The pass can be used on any weekday after 9:30 a.m. or all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The pass will expire at 4AM the following day after its usage.

 

The Metro Commemorative Fare Card costs $9.00. To place an order for this commemorative pass call 202-962-5700 or visit the Metro Website.

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Guest EdPalmedo   
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The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial officially opens to the public on August 22, 2011.

 

The memorial is located on the north east corner of the Tidal Basin on the National Mall at the intersection of West Basin Drive & Independence Avenue.

 

See the scheduled times for the public to view the memorial during its first week here.

 

Mon, August 22, 2011 from 11:00am to 10:00pm

Tues, August 23, 2011 from 9:00am to 10:00pm

Wed, August 24, 2011 from 9:00am to 10:00pm

Thurs, August 25, 2011 from 9:00am to 10:00pm

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Guest EdPalmedo   
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Events During the Memorial Dedication Week

 

Honoring Past, Present And Future Pioneers

Partners In The Dream

The Message in the Music

Kennedy Center MLK Celebration

Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral

Dream Keepers

The Celebration - Dream Gala

Pre-Dedication Musical Tribute

Official Dedication Ceremony

Concert on the Mall

 

Looking for somewhere to go to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on this special day? Dr. King made a significant impact on our Nation's Capitol and gave one of the most historic speeches of all time on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

 

Find out more information on events and special memorial services in the Washington DC area for one of our Nation's greatest leaders visit our Washington DC Events Calendar.

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Guest Maggie   
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I heard that the dedication might have to be rescheduled because of a hurricane that might hit DC this weekend. Has anyone else heard about this? After yesterday's earthquake that would be crazy.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

The Dedication has been postponed.

 

MLK Memorial Dedication on Sunday is now cancelled due to the impending hurricane Irene. Update via Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial: The official Dedication Ceremony previously scheduled for Sunday will be moved to a date yet to be determined in September or October, 2011. We will announce those details as soon as they are available.

Edited by Luke_Wilbur

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Guest EdPalmedo   
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Here is the new schedule for events this weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication. The Dedication itself has been postponed but Friday's scheduled events will continue as planned. Saturday's National Prayer Service will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

 

This will be the final official event of the Dedication week.

 

According to the Park Service, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be open to the public, weather permitting, on Saturday. The Memorial will be open Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Guest Sara   
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Has the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial reopened for the public? Did the Memorial survive the storm from this week?

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Yes, the Memorial is open now with regular visiting hours. Just heard that Dr. King's family owns the memorial.

 

The New York Post revealed that Dr. King’s family has charged the foundation about $800,000 to use his words and image—and quotes one scholar who thinks that Dr. King would find such an arrangement offensive.

 

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/item_4DTe3bj9QcHd7Y2Hpvmp1O

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Guest Ronald   
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What???? That makes no sense to me. No other family or organization owns a memorial.

 

The King family does not own the Memorial but did charge the foundation over $800,000 to use their father's image and quotes. Financial documents revealed that in 2007 the foundation paid $761,160 to Intellectual Properties Management Inc., an entity run by the King family. Another $71,700 "management" fee was paid to the family estate in 2003.

 

The Memorial is owned by the government and taken care of by the National Park Service.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

The King family may have a case. I just contacted the trademark office about this.

 

1-193809988 Derrick

 

Telephone 571-272-9250

 

 

Word Mark WASHINGTON, DC MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL MEMORIAL PROJECTFOUNDATION, INC. Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Promoting the public awareness ofthe efforts to fund a public memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.;promoting the public awareness of Dr. Martin Luther King's life, workand vision of freedom, opportunity and justice and achieving socialchange through non-violent means. FIRST USE: 19980529. FIRST USE INCOMMERCE: 19980529IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable fund raising services. FIRST USE: 19980529. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980529

 

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK Trademark Search Facility Classification Code NOTATION-SYMBOLS Notation Symbols such as Non-Latincharacters,punctuation and mathematical signs,zodiac signs,prescriptionmarks Serial Number 77187351 Filing Date May 22, 2007 Current Filing Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1A Published for Opposition April 29, 2008 Registration Number 3465601 Registration Date July 15, 2008 Owner (REGISTRANT) Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. NationalMemorial Project Foundation, Inc. CORPORATION MARYLAND Suite 334 401 FStreet, NW Washington D.C. 20001 Attorney of Record David M. Abrahams Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "FOUNDATION, INC."APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN Type of Mark SERVICE MARK Register PRINCIPAL-2(F) Other Data The name(s), portrait(s), and/or signature(s) shown in the markdoes not identify a particular living individual. Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

 

Word Mark THE DREAM CONCERT WASHINGTON, DC MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONALMEMORIAL Goods and Services IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable fund raising servicesby means of musical concerts. FIRST USE: 20070918. FIRST USE INCOMMERCE: 20070918IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Arranging and conducting ofconcerts. FIRST USE: 20070918. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20070918

 

Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS Design Search Code 02.01.01 - Busts of men facing forward; Heads of men facingforward; Men - heads, portraiture, or busts facing forward; Portraitureof men facing forward

02.01.05 - Historical men (American); Men, famous; Presidents(American)

26.09.21 - Squares that are completely or partially shaded

26.11.07 - Rectangles with a decorative border, includingscalloped, ruffled and zig-zag edges

26.11.21 - Rectangles that are completely or partially shaded

26.17.01 - Bands, straight; Bars, straight; Lines, straight;Straight line(s), band(s) or bar(s)

26.17.05 - Bands, horizontal; Bars, horizontal; Horizontal line(s),band(s) or bar(s); Lines, horizontal

26.17.13 - Letters or words underlined and/or overlined by one ormore strokes or lines; Overlined words or letters; Underlined words orletters Trademark Search Facility Classification Code HUM-PORTRAIT Portraits of famous or well-known humans as part ofthe design

LETS-2 DC-JR Two letters or combinations of multiples of twoletters

NOTATION-SYMBOLS Notation Symbols such as Non-Latincharacters,punctuation and mathematical signs,zodiac signs,prescriptionmarks

SHAPES-COLORS-3-OR-MORE Design listing or lined for three or morecolors

SHAPES-GEOMETRIC Geometric figures and solids including squares,rectangles, quadrilaterals and polygons

SHAPES-MISC Miscellaneous shaped designs Serial Number 77181804 Filing Date May 15, 2007 Current Filing Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1B Published for Opposition April 22, 2008 Registration Number 3587910 Registration Date March 10, 2009 Owner (REGISTRANT) Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. NationalMemorial Project Foundation, Inc. CORPORATION MARYLAND Suite 334 401 FStreet, NW Washington D.C. 20001 Attorney of Record David M. Abrahams Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "CONCERT","WASHINGTON DC" AND "NATIONAL MEMORIAL" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN Description of Mark The color(s) blue, white, gray and black. is/are claimed as afeature of the mark. The mark consists of a portrait of the profile ofDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as depicted in the monument, in black, in asquare blue field under the literal element "THE DREAM CONCERT" in whiteand above the literal element "WASHINGTON, DC MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.NATIONAL MEMORIAL", in gray. All of the aforementioned elements arecontained within a roughly rectangular shaped field of black, with threeparallel blue lines flanking the bottom of the field and three parallelblue lines flanking the top. Type of Mark SERVICE MARK Register PRINCIPAL Other Data The name "Martin Luther King, Jr." does not identify a livingindividual. Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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Luke_Wilbur    5

A source close to the foundation spoke off the record that there is legal precedence for the King family to have control of the use their father's words or likeness.

 

As a general matter it is possible to get a trademark registration on a person's image, picture, or name. However, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently held that a restaurant business could not acquire a federal service mark registration on the picture of Ernest Hemingway, a former patron of that establishment. The TTAB concluded that the use of Hemingway's picture, without the permission of his heirs, violated §2(a) of the Lanham Act since patrons of the restaurant are likely to assume a connection with the Hemingway estate. In re Sloppy Joe's International Inc., 43 U.S.P.Q.2d 1350 (TTAB 1997).

 

http://www.legalplan...ademarks05.html

 

Here is some licensing information contact information

 

 

Intellectual Properties Management Inc

449 Auburn Avenue Ne Atlanta, GA 30312-1503

 

404-526-8961

 

Barbara Harrison

 

bharrison@thekingcenter.org

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Ed Palmedo    0

Poet Maya Angelou is upset with one of the inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC.

 

The inscription Angelou is upset with reads "I was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness." This is part of a quote that Dr. King delivered at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1968. The entire quote is "If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice, say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter."

 

According to Maya Angelou the omission of "if" in the inscription on the Wall of Quotes changes the meaning of Dr. King's words and in her option makes him "look like an arrogant twit" and "minimizes the man."

 

The inscription is one of 14 quotes carved on the monument's Wall of Quotes.

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