Washington honors MLK Aug. 28

Tavis Smiley – MLK Memorial by BuildTheDream

Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored with a memorial dedication, Sunday, Aug. 28, in Washington, D.C.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with a concert and the dedication at 11 a.m.

The dedication will take place in the National Memorial West Potomac Park and will mark the 48th anniversary of the of the March on Washington and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

“We are thrilled that we will be dedicating the Memorial to Dr. King in the coming months, and the Foundation looks forward, with great pride, to presenting this Memorial – this dream – that we’ve worked to build, to the people, for all time,” Harry E. Johnson, Sr., the president and CEO of the MLK Memorial Foundation, said in a press release.

The memorial will be built on the National Mall, adjacent to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and in direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.

The memorial will include a 450-foot wall with King’s quotes engraved in its granite surface. It will also include a 30-foot sculpture of King.

For more information about the events that will be taking place that week, visit www.dedicatethedream.org.

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