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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

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“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington D.C. will officially be unveiled on Sunday, August 28, 2011. The memorial that has been 15 years in the making will be the first on the National Mall to honor a man of peace and of color. Dr. King’s site is a four-acre plot on the northeast corner of the Tidal Basin, near the Jefferson Memorial.

The monument will commemorate the life and work of Dr. King, honoring his national and international contributions to world peace through non-violent social change.

Here is the schedule for the ceremony:

Pre-Dedication Musical Tribute:        10:00 am (free & open to the public)
Dedication Ceremony:                        11:00 am (free & open to the public)
Post-Dedication Ceremony:                2:00 pm (free & open to the public)