Our mission is to provide an organized platform for the encouragement, creation and support of commemorative historical and educational programs on the anniversary of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Foundation will also facilitate and encourage community and national development of programs and events that serve to celebrate and reaffirm the Foundation's collective belief in economic justice and equality for all.
In looking at and evaluating the state of Memphis and its heritage, and looking even further to evaluate the state of the nation, a group of citizens committed to maintaining and promoting Dr. King's Dream have established THE APRIL 4TH FOUNDATION, INC.
The Foundation is committed to the on-going effort of providing an organized platform for the encouragement, creation and support of commemorative historical and educational programs, as well as facilitating and encouraging community and national development of programs and events that continue to focus efforts that bridge the gaps created by racial and economic injustice, poverty, lack of education and opportunity.
The Foundation also believes that by developing programs and activities using APRIL 4TH as the benchmark, we are able to look ahead and move forward toward achieving Dr. King's Dream, as well as look back to determine how much we have or have not accomplished and how far we still have to go.
By hosting, co-hosting and partnering with local and national organizations, THE APRIL 4TH FOUNDATION, INC. wants to create opportunities for everyone to participate in preserving Dr. Martin Luther King's, Jr. dream of unity.
Providing recognition through the issuance of awards to promote excellence in the field of economic justice and equality.
Read about our Footsteps program or return to the home page.
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or call (901) 859-3364
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