Drum Major Institute is dedicated to continuing the unparalleled legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by fostering a culture of nonviolence and active participation in our democracy.
The Drum Major Institute was founded in 1961 by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harry Wachtel, lawyer and counselor to Dr. King during the civil rights movement. The name "Drum Major" stems from a recurring theme in Dr. King's speech, which was delivered on February 4, 1968.
RXR REALTY, DRUM MAJOR INSTITUTE, EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY AND MOMS DEMAND ACTION CALL FOR COMMON-SENSE GUN SAFETY SOLUTIONS NATIONWIDEApril 4, 2018 - “In the face of incredible violence and intimidation, the brave students from Stoneman Douglas High School have inspired a nation to say ‘Enough is Enough,'" said Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO of RXR Realty.“In the fight against gun violence in America, we have seen moms throughout the country step-up, we have seen students and children step-up, and now, the business community must step up and take action for common-sense gun safety. This forum is the first of many steps for the business community to get involved in taking action against gun violence.”Continue readingJanuary 14, 2018 - New York, New York. On Sunday, The Drum Major Institute, in partnership with Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and Repairers of the Breach, hosted a commemorative interfaith service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Following the service, Revs. Barber and Forbes led the congregation to Trump Tower to pray for our nation. Click here to read more.Continue reading
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