January 15, 2007
The Freedom of Expression Monument in Charlottesville was erected so that people can say whatever they want, and it's because of this free speech that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to say his most famous words which have gone down in history.
He gave the "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, which is just one of his famous speeches. His holiday will be filled with remembrances at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where King preached. King's eldest daughter Yolanda spoke there Sunday night saying "we must keep reaching across the table" and "feed each other."
Other events honoring the civil rights leader will note his legacy, the Iraq war, the conflict in the Sudan, and more.
Yolanda will also be in Virginia speaking at Virginia Tech's celebration Monday.