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The October 16, 2011 Dedication Ceremony of the MLK Monument

    Dennis Hawkes, Washington D.C.

    “Any able-bodied American should be here. You see people here in wheelchairs and on crutches,” said District resident, Dennis Hawkes, 57. “It’s about honoring a man among men. He epitomized the struggle. A lot...

    Clyde Hale, Tuscaloosa, AL

    Clyde Hale, 60, traveled from Tuscaloosa, Ala. with other members of the United Auto Workers, arriving early Sunday morning to witness the dedication ceremony for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. “This is...

    Hakim Turner, Richmond, VA

    “I came here to join in the festivities. It’s a beautiful day and everyone seems so happy to be here,” said 26-year-old Hakim Turner from Richmond, who chose not to enter the memorial site...

    Thousands Gather on National Mall for King Dedication

    As the sun began to rise over the nation’s capital, Oct. 16, thousands began to gather in the crisp morning air to honor the legacy of one of the most revered and respected men...

    MLK Dedication Sets Tone for Fight for Justice

    People of all hues came from all over to pay tribute to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the only one on the mall for someone other than an American president. Charles Arterson...

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