Celebrate Dr. King's Life and Legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Celebrate Dr. King's Life and Legacy

Saturday and Sunday King Memorial Dedication programs have been canceled in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.

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.

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Upload your video story

We are partnering with YouTube so that you can share your Dr. King story with the world! Simply click on the button to the right, login to your YouTube account, click "Allow access", and you will be able upload your story. Once we have reviewed it, your video will appear on this page along with other submissions.

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"

Coming soon...a self-guided tour of "The King Mural." Download "The King Mural" brochure and booklet to learn more about the mural and artist Don Miller.

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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