CivilRightsTravel I learned about the mechanisms that have been put in place to distribute tickets to the dedication of the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the Washington Mall on August 28 (the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's famous speech on the Mall). An online lottery has been established to give out the free, reserved tickets for entry. Each participant can request up to six tickets. Tickets are non-transferable, so don't apply for more than you need (Dr. King wouldn't approve of that sort of behavior!)
Deadlines are important on this one, as there's bound to be a lot of competition. To apply you must input your information at DedicatetheDream.org no later than 11:59 pm ET on May 31. Those folks who don't have email addresses can call 202.777.8401 to be entered. The committee has promised that selections will be random, giving no preference to those who applied early, so it ain't too late to do this folks!
Winners will be notified by June 15, giving them more than enough time to get their travel plans in place. Good luck to all!