Event Details

August 28 marks the 55th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream" speech, delivered right here in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Join us for a guided walking tour to learn about, and honor, the life and legacy of Dr. King. Our program will include listening to the ”I Have a Dream” speech and a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

We’ll meet on the National Mall, at the Washington Monument Lodge, a one-story building (due east from the Washington Monument) at “2” 15th Street NW, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. The Washington Monument Lodge is just one block from the Smithson’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (which is between 14th Street, 15th Street, Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive).

After a brief introduction we’ll then travel past the Washington Monument and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial, to see the exact spot where the “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered. As part of our program we will also listen to a complete, taped recording of the “I Have a Dream” speech at the actual location where it was delivered - the Lincoln Memorial. Printouts of the full speech will also be provided.

We will then proceed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial for a review of Dr. King’s lasting legacy and a conclusion of our program.

This will be our fifth time hosting this educational and entertaining program and we hope you can join us.

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Registration: Free - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend, including children and groups (unfortunately non-service animals are not allowed due to National Park Service regulations).

Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it’s on our calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled.

Meeting Point: meet on the National Mall, at the Washington Monument Lodge, a one-story building (due east from the Washington Monument) at “2” 15th Street NW, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. The Washington Monument Lodge is just one block from the Smithson’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (which is between 14th Street, 15th Street, Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive).

Ending Point: Our program officially ends at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. However, from there our group will walk back towards the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Metro for those interested.

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.

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This program is sponsored by Washington, DC History & Culture.

“Bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman

[email protected]

202-821-6325 (text)