Remebering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hoyer Statement in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Press Release: Monday, Jan 17, 2011
Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the ordinary Americans who took up his call for justice and changed their country. The great historian Taylor Branch called them ‘the modern founders of democracy.’ They sought to complete the work of America’s founding—and it falls to us, in turn, to complete their work. At the heart of that work there are not speeches and spectacles, but daily acts of service.

Celebrating MLK Day with City Year

White House Release: January 17, 2011 at 10:08 AM EST

Today, I am joining hundreds of volunteers at Intermediate School 292 in Brooklyn as part of City Year’s celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. I look forward to seeing the hundreds of energetic and idealistic City Year corps members who are always an inspiration.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's Life and Legacy

Secretary Salazar reports on the progress underway at the memorial being constructed on the National Mall in Dr. Martin Luther King’s honor.