21 October 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Bahamas Prime Minister the Hon. Philip E. Davis presented the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation with a national gift from the people of The Bahamas on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the memorial, located at 1964 SW Independence Avenue in Washington, DC.
Pictured from left are actor Hill Harper; former Bahamas Senate President Sharon Wilson; Bahamas First Lady Ann-Marie Davis; US Representative from California’s 43rd Congressional District, Maxine Waters; President and CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Attorney Harry E. Johnson, Sr.; Bahamas Prime Minister the Hon. Philip E. Davis; and Chairman of Sunshine Holdings Ltd., Sir Franklin Wilson.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis travelled to Washington D.C., to participate in various events that paid homage to the milestone anniversary.
Today, during his visit to the U.S. capital city, the Prime Minister was met at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. hotel entrance by the Chair and President of the Martin Luther King Monument Memorial, Harry Johnson Sr.
Prime Minister Davis also addressed the National Board of Directors of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, of which Martin Luther King Jr. was a member. He also expressed his excitement in welcoming them to The Bahamas for their upcoming international conference.
This evening, during the Anniversary Gala titled “Moving the Dream Forward …Forever a Stone of Hope”, the Prime Minister is expected to present a gift to the foundation on behalf of The Bahamas.
Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is expected to be a table host for the night, with other invited guests including Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.