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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011

MLK dedication still on for Sunday

The foundation building Washngton’s new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. annoumced Thursday that Sunday’s 11 a.m. dedication is still on as scheduled.
The statue at the Martin Luther King Jr memorial by the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. in August 2011. (Marvin Joseph)

Foundation chief executive Harry E. Johnson Sr. said organizers were closely monitoring Hurricane Irene, and would have more information Friday.

In a news briefing with D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Marc Morial, chief executive of the National Urban League, Johnson said it was too early to make any changes in the plans for Sunday. Any decision will be made by the foundation and the National Park Service. Gray said the city wants to sit down and talk about various options.

“People have traveled great distances” Gray said, and don’t want to leave without participating in some way in the King dedication.

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