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A Personal Journey to the King Memorial

Tamara Nash, director of OU’s Center for Civic Engagement, shares a personal, historic moment.

I had the pleasure and privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C. this past weekend for the opening of the MLK Memorial.

I spent Saturday morning at the memorial, where despite periods of rain due to Hurricane Irene, and the postponement of the official dedication scheduled for August 28, hundreds gathered all day until closing at 10:00 pm.  (As you can see, I rocked the OU colors and “OUr” umbrella.)

It was such an awesome, once in a lifetime experience! I didn’t return to see the monument at night, but I was told that it is truly breathtaking to behold.

Facing the Tidal Basin opposite the Jefferson Memorial and with the Washington Monument at its left, it is a wonderful tribute to the iconic civil rights leader who fought and died working on behalf of all of us.