Yesha Callahan

Preserving Dr. King’s Dream

The Center for Civil & Human Rights in Atlanta, is scheduled to break ground in 2009, and will commemorate the landmark contributions of Atlantans and Georgians to the historic struggle for African-American freedom and equality as well as present the continuing story of human rights efforts around the world. The Center will be a space for ongoing dialogue, study and potential resolution of current and future freedom struggles for all people, at the local, national and international levels.

For the past couple of years, The Home Depot has been working to build a permanent exhibition home for the personal writings and papers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The extensive collection of original documents by Dr. King includes more than 10,000 items, among them 7,000 handwritten notes. The papers span 1946 to 1968, an especially active period in King’s life, and include drafts of his “I Have a Dream” speech, his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” other theological writings and his Nobel Peace Prize addresses. The King Papers will be a critical part of the exhibition offering of The Center for Civil and Human Rights

This year, in an effort to meet this goal, The Home Depot created the “Dream” gift card to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the advancement of his dream.


Every time a consumer purchases the “Dream” gift card between January 15th and February 28th, 2009, The Home Depot, will donate 5% of all sales (up to $1 million) to the Center For Civil & Human Rights. The gift cards can be purchased at any of The Home Depot stores and online (

Today, on my blog, in conjunction with The Home Depot, I’m giving away a $50 “Dream” gift card!  To enter, simply create your own “I have a dream….” statement! The giveaway will run from Jan. 26th- Jan 30th, 2009  and a winner will be chosen at random on Monday, February 2nd, 2009! You can either fill out the form below, or click the link directly:

Thanks & Good Luck!

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