dc ♥ King
Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been well honored in Washington, DC in action, deed and institutions. The city has sought to give back some of what King offered it. King visited the city many times from at least the late 1950s through his last known appearance on 31 March 1968 at the National Cathedral. (Although the news that the National Cathedral has decided to participate in the inauguration this week is in no way in line with King.)
King was very supportive of home rule, participating in a number of events and parades. He was also co-planning the Poor People's March and Campaign before he was assassinated. Washingtonians, as they did with the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, were active participants in the march, campaign and Resurrection City.
We have also memorialized King by:
1. renaming Nichols Avenue, Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave in 1971
2. naming the main library after him in 1972
3. naming an elementary school after him in the Congress Heights neighborhood
And, of course, there is the national memorial to him on the Mall, opened on 22 August 2011.
What are your memories of King in DC?