Obama To Speak At MLK Memorial Dedication


WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — President Obama will speak Sunday at the dedication of a Washington memorial to Martin Luther King Jr.. Up to 200,000 people may attend, officials said.

The $120 million Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will open on the anniversary of King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.

The dedication ceremony will cap a five-day celebration in honor of the slain civil rights leader, USA Today reported.

The memorial, been years in the making, is located on a 4-acre site on the National Mall.

In one of the events leading up to the dedication, the speaker will be Andrew Young, who was a King associate and a United Nations ambassador.

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