King Family Visits MLK Memorial in D.C.

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On Oct. 8, Bernice King and Martin Luther King III, children of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., viewed the inscription wall while touring the construction site of the Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which is expected to be completed in 2011.

Construction of a four-acre Martin Luther King memorial continues to move along quickly. The $120 million project is roughly 40 percent complete and on course for its 2011 third quarter unveiling along the National Mall.

The project’s sponsor, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, has currently raised $107 million of the total cost from a variety of willing contributors. General Motors has donated $10 million while the Federal Appropriation and Tommy Hilfiger have combined for over $14 million in assistance to top an extensive list.

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