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The October 16, 2011 Dedication Ceremony of the MLK Monument

    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...

    Baron LewisChicago, Illinois

    Baron Lewis, 63, said the event brought him to D.C. from Chicago. “Dr. King was like an uncle or a big brother to me. I have a strong respect for what he did and...

    Charles Arterson, Albany, GA

    Albany resident, Charles Arterson, 57, met Dr. King when Arterson was five years old. “He was marching in Albany before he went to Selma. When the cops came to arrest people all the marchers...

    Saundra Boulware, Camp Springs MD

    “I was little when I first saw the ‘I have a dream’ speech,” said Saundra Boulware of Camp Springs, Md. “I’m here because I wanted to represent my mother, father grandmother and all my...

    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...

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