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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