On the 52nd anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, The Memorial Foundation, the builders of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall is proud the launch an inspiring campaign entitled, Celebrate the Dream…Share the Dream, which will cover a 90 day period. This unique digital social media campaign will allow anyone based in the U.S. and around the globe to share their thoughts and reflections about Dr. King, the March on Washington and one of the world’s most powerful and inspiring speech. This engaging campaign will allow many to express through in their own words what the speech means to them and their family in 2015.
By going to the Memorial Foundation’s web site; www.theMemorialFoundation.org, visitors will able to record a message via audio or video and/or write a personal message or poem that reflects Dr. King’s historical message of justice, hope, democracy & love.
“We are more than enthused to launch this engaging and immersive campaign, which will allow many Americans and our friends in any corner of the world to share their personal thoughts and reflections in honor of the legacy of D. King for the next 90 days,” states Harry Johnson, President/CEO of the Memorial Foundation. With the likes of pressing social issues related to Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, and the recent tragedy in Charleston, S.C., as well as the removal of the Confederate flag and social unrest in many places around the globe, what better time to highlight the words and of Dr. King’s speech and honor his work promoting justice, hope, democracy and love for all. These words ring clearer and truer today than they did some 52 years ago!”
The mission of the Memorial Foundation is to keep the spirit and work of Dr. King’s living memorial relevant by leveraging the Memorial’s role as a beacon of inspiration and by creating events that offer educational programs that train people to work towards democracy, justice, hope, and love. As the builder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington D.C., The Memorial Foundation has not only worked tirelessly to raise over $120 million to build a tribute to Dr. King on the National Mall, but they have also crafted the vision of a world in which the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC serves as a global beacon to inspire people to apply the principles of democracy, justice, hope, and love in their lives.