The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will be officially dedicated on August 28, 2011.
that Jackson looks back on as long but successful. “I never thought for one minute that it could not be achieved,” he says. Getting site and design approval for a memorial of this stature in the nation’s capital requires several acts of Congress, presidential signatures and numerous approvals by the commissions and agencies that oversee the Federal City. The primary oversight bodies are the National Capitol
Planning Commission (NCPC), the central planning agency for the federal government in the region; the United States Commission on Fine Arts (CFA), which approves the site and design of national memorials in accordance with the Commemorative Works Act; and the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), a District of Columbia entity that reviews all federal projects in the city.
Illustrations courtesy of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. 11
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IQ Summer 2011: The Federal Issue