Build the Dream
A Newsletter From the
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Project Foundation, Inc.
WASHINGTON, DC MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
2005 Volume 3, Issue 1 ★ www.buildthedream.org
The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project
Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce a $1 million donation from Aflac,
Inc. Aflac’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Dan Amos, and board member, Dr. Robert
Wright, presented the gift to Foundation president, Mr. Harry E. Johnson, Sr.
at a community-wide Unity Breakfast hosted by the Delta Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc., in Columbus, GA. Dr. Wright, a member of the Foundation’s Executive Leadership
Cabinet, stated, “In establishing this memorial, we celebrate — for the entire world to see — Dr. King’s
efforts to transform America into truly being the land of the free and the home of the brave. Aflac is proud
to be a corporate sponsor of this historic monument.”
“Aflac is proud to have contributed to such a worthy cause. Although the debt to Dr. King can never be
fully repaid, a memorial in Washington, DC will serve as a great way to pay homage to a courageous
American man. We look forward to the memorial’s completion,” said Amos.
J.C. & FRANKIE WATTS FOUNDATION SUPPORTS
The 2005 Unity Gala — Inaugural Celebration hosted by The J.C. & Frankie Watts Foundation at the
Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, prominently highlighted
the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. as its featured
charity for the evening. J.C. Watts welcomed attendees by saying “we have not gathered to celebrate a
partisan platform; though we have gathered to celebrate the shared principles that bind us together.”
Foundation president, Harry E. Johnson, Sr. presented Honorable J.C. Watts with a plaque of recognition
for his support of the Memorial Project as a member of the Executive Leadership Cabinet.