On October 16th 1995 history was made when social activists gathered at the National Mall in Washington D.C. to participate in what is known today as the Million Man March. On October 16th 2011, history is made again at the National Mall for the memorial dedication to civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speakers included, President Obama, CEO of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation Harry Johnson, members of the King family and other guests. Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, and Sheryl Crow performed at the celebration.