President Bill Clinton to Headline Miami Dream Dinner for Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial


From today's press release:

Leaders of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., announced today that former President Bill Clinton will receive the Foundation's 'Humanitarian Award' and serve as the keynote speaker at a January 8, 2009 Miami Dream Dinner to raise funds for Memorial to be built on the National Mall. The dinner will take place at Fontainebleau Hotel and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which donated $1 million to the Memorial Foundation, will serve as the lead dinner sponsor.


President Clinton played a key role in the Memorial's inception and has remained an active supporter. On July 16, 1998, Clinton signed a Joint Congressional Resolution authorizing the building of a memorial and on November 13, 2006 he participated in the Ceremonial Groundbreaking. He has served on the Memorial Foundation's President's Council for several years.

An expected 22 million people a year will visit the tribute to King's transformational impact on the country, and the world.

How would you commemorate King?

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