Celebrate Dr. King's Life and Legacy
Published on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 6:40pm
Beginning August 22, DC Public Library will host a series of programs to celebrate Dr. King's National Memorial Dedication. Enjoy exhibits, concerts, film screenings, a book signing and more.
Share Your King Stories
The DC Public Library—the District’s place for stories—wants you to share your story! To commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication, the library is collecting “King Stories" from Monday, August 22, to Wednesday, August 31.
Here are a few ways to share your story:
- Record a video message (3 minutes or less) describing a memory of Dr. King, or a description of how Dr. King’s message has impacted your life and upload it above.
- Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to record your message at the library’s web cam station.
- Tweet a photograph at the new MLK Memorial using the hash tag #KingStories.
- Write a blog post about how Dr. King has impacted your life. Tweet a link to your post and tag it with #KingStories.
The library will create a video archive of the stories on YouTube, as well as a digital archive of related tweets.
Photo Gallery: Remembering King:
Enjoy the digital photo gallery of the Exhibit: Remembering King. You can also view the exhibit in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Click here for schedule.
Video Tour: "The King Mural"
D.C. Residents Day
Due to the overwhelming interest in D.C. Residents Day, the Mayor has decided not to issue tickets online or at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Mayor Gray extends an invitation to all D.C. residents to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall on Tuesday, August 23. In honor of D.C. Residents Day, the MLK Memorial will have extended hours from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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