Dr. King Honored in the "Remember Them" Monument Unveiling September 6th

A world-class monument featuring 25 humanitarians will be publicly unveiled in a free ceremony from 1-3 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 19th Street & Rashida Muhammad in Oakland, CA. 

Remember Them: Champions for Humanity is an inspirational and educational world-class monument that honors 25 humanitarians including: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King along with The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Winston Churchill, Frederick Douglass, Harvey Milk, and others.

Oakland native and master artist, Mario Chiodo developed the project following the fateful events of 9/11 as an expression of how difficult times can call forth humanity's best efforts. The Remember Them monument, a nonprofit project of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is believed to be the largest bronze sculpture in the western United States, the first grouping of international humanitarians in the United States, and the first monument in the U.S. to honor diversity.

The ceremony will feature Maya Angelou and Ruby Bridges, and will be attended by Donzaleigh Abernathy, Julianna Roosevelt, and Ambassador Attallah Shabazz. The celebration will also include actor Peter Coyote, Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

For more information visit http://www.remember-them.org/

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