Free admission at all National Park Service sites to honor MLK Jr. Day

Today’s post and photo comes directly from the efforts and public posts of the National Park Service of the USA.

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King’s speech was the grand finale of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” His words have endured as one of the signature moments of the civil rights movement.

In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites offer free admission for everyone on Monday, January 20, 2020, as the first fee free day of the year. Commemorated on the third Monday of January, it is also a day of service when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the country. Learn more at this National Park Service site    

Image: The “I Have a Dream” speech was given from this spot in the photo, now etched on the Lincoln Memorial steps at National Mall and Memorial Parks.

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This quote come from Dr. King’s  1959 address on the Washington Monument grounds:

“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most memorable visit to the National Mall may have been at the Lincoln Memorial, but the March on Washington in 1963 wasn’t his only visit. In April 1959, Dr. King addressed a crowd at the Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument grounds during the Youth March for Integrated Schools. He urged the young people there to work for equality in order to “make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, how will you work for positive change?


  1. Candace George Thompson says:

    Great to see you again!

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