President Obama to Speak at MLK Memorial Dedication

President Obama will speak at the Martin Luther King Memorial dedication.

Lyndra Aug, 07, 2011

President Obama will celebrate history this month with a special speech at the Aug. 28 Rev. Martin Luther King Memorial dedication.

Held in Washington D.C., the dedication will commemorate the first national memorial for an African-American and non-U.S. president.

Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Jamie Foxx will serve also serve as celebrity co-chairs of the dedication.

With 14 years in the making, the $120 million dollar project marks a major moment in history. “The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial has been long-awaited, and people from around the world are coming to experience this . . . historic moment,” said Harry E. Johnson Sr., president of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.

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