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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Martin Luther King Jr. memorial opens Monday. Test your knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement hero (Quiz)

The statue at the Martin Luther King Jr memorial by the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. in August 2011. (Marvin Joseph/THE WASHINGTON POST)
Nearly 50 years after he captivated the National Mall and the nation with his famous “I Have a Dream”speech, Martin Luther King Jr. now has a permanent home in the district.

The memorial, which officially opens to the public Monday after 14 years of planning, is located next to the Tidal Basin. President Barack Obama and others will speak at the memorial dedication ceremony on Aug. 28, 48 years to the day after the “I Have a Dream” speech, which took place nearby.

How well do you know the inspiration for D.C.’s newest memorial? Test your knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement hero with our 10-question quiz below.

For complete coverage of the memorial, visit The Post’s special report page.

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  06:04 PM ET, 08/19/2011

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