Barack Obama hails Martin Luther King as re-election campaign buildsBreaking News
President Barack Obama on Sunday tied himself to Martin Luther King's pursuit of justice and equality in America, as he dedicated a monument erected in memory of slain the civil rights leader in Washington.
In overtly political passages, Mr Obama sent a message to his beleaguered supporters not to give up and that King's struggle remained unfinished as election year approaches.
The 30ft high pink granite monument to King is the first dedicated to a black American, and the first to a non-president or non-war hero on the National Mall, the capital's hallowed central park.
Fifteen years in the making, its designers could not have predicted then that the monument would be dedicated by the nation's first black president, just as in the heady days after Mr Obama's election it could scarcely have been predicted that he would face such bleak re-election prospects now....
comments powered by Disqus
- Black Delegates at GOP Convention at Lowest Level in History
- Richard Moe calls on Obama to make Utah's Bears Ears a national monument. Bears Ears?
- What History Says About Donald Trump’s Convention Speech
- Rep. Steve King doubles down on white supremacy claim
- Does Melania Trump know what plagiarism is?
- Daniel Pipes: “Why I Just Quit the Republican Party"
- Jill Lepore attended the GOP convention
- Ramsay Cook died in Toronto on July 14, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer
- Adam Hochschild says he met the ghosts of his own work at a recent visit to the multiplex
- Colleges are implored to teach their own history