SNF Funds DC Museum’s Iakovos Area


WASHINGTON, DC – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has donated more than $2 million, and its co-President Andreas Dracopoulos made a personal donation exceeding $1 million for the Reflection Area of the National African American Museum of History & Culture, in Washington, DC, to be named after Archbishop Iakovos.

Dracopoulos told TNH that he and SNF made the donations in Iakovos name, “who dared under very difficult conditions of that time to march alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (in the 1965 Selma, AL civil rights march).

That the Iakovos area will be a place for reflection “should make us reflect where we are as a community,” Dracopoulos added, regarding Greek-Americans and Greece.

LIFE Magazine captured the iconic image of Iakovos and King marching side-by-side on its March 26, 1965 cover. That image was digitally displayed on an oversized screen on the Museum’s outside wall on November 16. The Museum broke ground, at 1400 Constitution Avenue in DC’s NW section, in February, 2012, and is expected to be open this coming spring.

Part of the Smithsonian, this museum will be a prominent place of exhibition for African-American history and culture, and it will also be a centerpiece venue for ceremonies and performances.

A photograph of the Iakovos/King image captured on the Museum’s large screen was featured on the front page of the November 17 edition of the Washington Post. The movie Selma (2014), about the historic marches, also paid homage to Iakovos’ answer to Dr. King’s call to join him in the effort.



ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Man of God Opens in Australia & New Zealand on June 2, Canada June 3

NEW YORK – Man of God, the inspirational and award-winning story of Saint Nektarios — one of the most renowned Greek orthodox saints — continues to captivate audiences around the world.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.