Akerson Among Speakers at MLK Memorial Unveiling
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, history will be made on the National Mall. After more than 20 years in development, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be unveiled and General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson will be among the speakers at the dedication ceremony.
The General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet, long time partners in this historic endeavor, will serve as the Dedication Chair and have contributed more the $10 million to its development.
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