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The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy is a non-partisan, non-profit policy institute founded during the civil rights movement. DMI's approach is unwavering: to influence policy by conducting rigorous research, leveraging strategic relationships to engage policymakers and opinion leaders and offering platforms to amplify the ideas of those who are working for social and economic fairness.


The Drum Major Foundation (later Institute) was founded by Harry Wachtel a New York City lawyer who was an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr.. The organization became more-or-less defunct for several years after King's death, but was relaunched in 1999 by Martin Luther King III, William B. Wachtel (Harry's son) and Ambassador Andrew Young. Martin Luther King Jr. ... Martin Luther King III (born October 23, 1957, Montgomery, Alabama) is the son of Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. ...

The name was taken from a speech given by Dr. King on February 4, 1968:

"If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice, say that I was a drum major for peace, say that I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter... I just want to leave a committed life behind."

Board of Directors

As of 2005 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  1. Ambassador Andrew Young Chairman Good Works International, LLC
  2. Martin Luther King, III Co-Founder The King Center
  3. William B. Wachtel Co-Founder Wachtel & Masyr, LLP
  4. John Catsimatidis Red Apple Group
  5. Cecilia Clarke Sadie Nash Leadership Project
  6. Sandra Cuneo Trial Lawyers Care
  7. Rosanna M. Durruthy Aequus Group
  8. Matthew Goldstein City University of New York
  9. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Waterkeeper Alliance
  10. John McConnell Wachtel & Masyr, LLP
  11. Chris McNickle Greenwich Associates
  12. Bernard Nussbaum Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  13. Charles E. Phillips Oracle Corporation
  14. Dennis Rivera 1199/SEIU New York
  15. Tom Watson Changing Our World
  16. Jennefer Witter The Boreland Group Inc.
  17. Andrew Young III Young Solutions

Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. ... Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. ... There are at least four notable people called Tom Watson Tom Watson, the golfer Tom Watson, manager of Liverpool F.C. from 1896 to 1915 Tom Watson, the British politician Thomas E. Watson, the American Populist leader This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...



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Drum Majors - History (1031 words)
The text was written by Ian D Hook, former Drum Major of the Honourable Artillery Regiment, then curator at the National Army Museum, and now Keeper of the Essex Regiment Museum.
It would appear, however, that it was the shortcomings of the drummers themselves that compelled the authorities to institute the office of Drum Major to regulate the beats on which the Army's movements depended.
Similarly, it was the task of the Drum Major or the drummers to case and uncase the colours and to attach a laurel wreath if the colours were paraded on the anniversary of a battle honour.
Drum Major Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (282 words)
The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy is an American progressive public policy institute founded during the Civil Rights Movement.
The Drum Major Foundation (later Institute) was founded in 1961 by Harry Wachtel, a New York City lawyer who was an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr.
The Institute was led from 2002 through 2004 by Fernando Ferrer, the former Bronx Borough President.
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