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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr

Oct 16, 2011 — Thousands attended the formal dedication Sunday of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. It was an emotional day for those, including President Obama, who came to honor the slain civil rights leader. Obama said King's work "is not complete."
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Oct 16, 2011 — Emerging from the shadow of the Washington Monument, civil rights groups marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on Saturday. The crowd rallied on the eve of the new memorial's dedication, calling for jobs and economic justice.
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Aug 25, 2011 — Former Ambassador Andrew Young contends that President Obama is "doing the best he can," but he complains that Democrats "don't understand what's happening economically." He casts the Tea Party as a "vestige" of white segregationist politics and cautions Democrats not to cede the South in 2012.
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Aug 23, 2011 — The memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. opens on the National Mall this week after 25 years of planning and a cost of more than $100 million. The men behind the monument discuss how a "far-fetched idea" from some Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brothers became a "Stone of Hope."
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Aug 22, 2011 — The new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on Aug. 28 — the anniversary of the civil rights leader's "I Have A Dream" speech. The memorial, located on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., was nearly three decades in the making. Here's a brief look at how the idea for a memorial came to fruition.
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Aug 22, 2011 — The opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., comes at a time when it's hard to tell just how close we are to King's "dream." To help us appraise that, Robert Siegel speaks with Julian Bond, a veteran civil rights activist and former chairman of the NAACP.
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Aug 22, 2011 — The 30-foot sculpture of the civil rights leader was a long time in the making. The original idea for the memorial in Washington, D.C., came in 1984.
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Aug 22, 2011 — The memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. opens to the public Monday. The scaffolding came off the 30-foot granite statue last week.
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Aug 21, 2011 — The new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., opens to the public on Monday. A group of teens who will attend talk to NPR's Alex Kellogg about what the monument means to them.
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Jan 17, 2011 — Clarence Jones helped draft Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and was a close personal adviser and lawyer to the civil rights leader. But he almost turned down the chance to work with King. He explains what changed his mind in his memoir, Behind the Dream.
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