Jacquelyn Martin, File, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity had worked for more than a quarter-century to get a monument on the National Mall honoring Martin Luther King Jr., one of their own.
So even though the approach of Hurricane Irene led organizers to postpone Sunday's official dedication, the fraternity went ahead with its own ceremony Friday at the memorial site.
Martin Luther King III accepted the 30-foot tall monument honoring his father. Fraternity brothers dressed in black suits or gold jackets marched quietly to the memorial.
- 2 cops in New York City ambushed, fatally...
- The Associated Press' top 10 movies of the year
- NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch
- 9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best...
- Police boss: NYC cops 'quite simply,...
- 'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million...
- What people never mention when they talk...
- Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity
- Obama: US re-establishing diplomatic... 49
- Vermont governor abandons single-payer... 32
- A post-election flurry: Obama tests his... 16
- Police boss: NYC cops 'quite simply,... 16
- Forget Santa Claus, Virginia. Was there... 16
- Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25... 15
- NYC premiere of Rogen film 'The... 8
- NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by... 8