A press conference was held by New York City Ministers announcing their joint back of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Co-conveners of the press conference, Reverends Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Dr. Floyd H. Flake, Dr. James A. Forbes, and Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, joined forces as a Host Committee to publicly announce their support of the “Build the Dream” campaign, with each making a personal pledge of $10,000 toward the $500,000.00 goal to be accomplished by NYC ministers and houses of worships.

Announcement Date: January 15, 2008