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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opens in Washington, D.C.

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, August 22, 2011 17:33 EDT
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The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was opened to the public for the first time on Monday. The 4-acre memorial contains a 30 foot high granite statue of King and sits between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

The dedication will take place on August 28, the anniversary of the March on Washington in which King delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech.

Watch video, courtesy of the Associated Press, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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