NOTE: Due to Hurricane Irene, the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial has been postponed. The dedication will take place in September or October.
It was 15 years ago that Congress passed a joint resolution calling for the establishment of a monument to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall. The long wait finally ends when the monument opens to the public Aug. 22. Then, Aug. 28 - the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington - the 30-foot sculpture of the civil rights icon, situated on a four-acre Tidal Basin site, in a direct line with the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, will be dedicated in a public ceremony at 11 a.m.
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