Oprah Winfrey Missing From List Of MLK Memorial Donors
Posted on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:20 AM PDT

oprahmlk200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Oprah Winfrey is curiously missing from the long list of celebrity contributors toward a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.

Despite her oft-vocalized admiration for the civil rights leader – she even dedicated a show to him in 2008 on the steps of the Washington Memorial - Winfrey reportedly turned down a number of requests for donations.

Those who did donate to the cause include Whoopi Goldberg, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Dr. Maya Angelou, Carlos Santana, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Brown, Muhammad Ali and his daughter Laila Ali.

President Obama debuted the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in a ceremony this past Sunday, which included special performances by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, and James Taylor.