On January 20, 2013, Congressman Al Green, along with fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr, Memorial in Washington, DC. The event was organized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation and the National Urban League.
"Events such as these remind us of the struggles and sacrifices of not only Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but also countless, faceless, and nameless others, who toiled to make real the noble ideal of: liberty and justice for all. More than 40 years after his assassination, we are still working to ensure that Dr. King's dream of equality will be fully realized by all of the people in our great nation. We saw another extraordinary chapter in this quest unfold, when we saw for the second time what we thought we would not see once in our lifetimes: The inauguration of an African American president. "Keep the dream alive.'"