Dr. King had the power, the ability, and the capacity to transform those steps on the Lincoln Memorial into a monumental area that will forever be recognized.
By speaking the way he did, he educated, he inspired, he informed not just the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations.
King departed from his prepared text for a partly improvised speech on the theme of "I have a dream", possibly prompted by Mahalia Jackson's cry, "Tell them about the dream, Martin."
The Center of African American Art and History started with a dream of an eleven year old African American girl who wanted to see more African American culture in her community.
Today her dream to educate, inspire and inform not just children here in Holland Michigan, but throughout America and unborn generations.
Wes Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He came from a musical family; his brothers, he brothers released a number of albums together as the Montgomery Brothers. Although he was not skilled at reading music, he could learn complex melodies and riffs by ear. Montgomery started learning the six string guitar at the relatively late age of 20 by listening to and learning the recordings of his idol, guitarist Charlie Christian.
Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an African-American blues songwriter, vocalist and guitarist.He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, because of this he is often nicknamed 'The King of Blues'. Over the years, King has developed one of the world's most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, In King's words, "When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille."
James Marshall"Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. Despite a limited mainstream exposure of four years, he is widely considered to have been the greatest electric guitarist in the history of popular music, and one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.Influenced musically by American rock and roll and electric blues, following initial success in Europe with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the US after his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before dying from drug-related asphyxia at the age of 27.