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Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue To Be Unveiled

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A model of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. ( Kevin Wolf / AP )
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A model of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. ( Kevin Wolf / AP )

Martin Luther King, Jr. is being honored with a memorial August 22 in Washington D.C.

The memorial will be unveiled to the public on August 22 at the National Mall and will give the nation an opportunity to reflect on the man who said “I have a dream” only a short distance away at the Lincoln Memorial.

Among those celebrating the King, will be President Obama, who will deliver remarks. Also there, will be singers, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, filmmaker George Lucas and actor Jamie Foxx, who will serve as co-chairs for the events honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. members of the King family, and prominent civil rights leaders will also be in attendance.

Special dedication events will take place from August 25, 26, 27, and 28. The special events will begin Wednesday August 24 with an International Salute Gala Dinner. Thursday, August 25, a civil rights pioneers luncheon will take place to honor the past, present, future pioneers. The week of festivities will end with a Concert on the Mall at West Potomac Park on Sunday, August 28.

On August 28, the official dedication ceremony of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial will take place. The free dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at West Potomac Park.

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