Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MLK Jr. on the Mall

Even as some are working to obscure the history of race relations in this country, as by falsely erasing slavery from the understanding of the Civil War's causes, others are doing the good work of embracing reality by honoring people who have made reality more just.

One such effort is devoted to building a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington DC:

The monument is planned for the Washington Mall, which is appropriate since MLK Jr. hallowed that ground with a certain speech, though brave women and men, living and dead, have consecrated it above even his power to add or detract.

The foundation is close to its fundraising goals, and welcomes your support. Did you know that you can contribute to this cause by sending a text? Now you know! Put MLK in the body of a text to 20222.

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