President Barack Obama to Give Address at MLK Memorial Dedication
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The dedication will be held on the National Mall in D.C.
President Barack Obama is set to give an address at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication on Aug. 28 in Washington, D.C. The memorial ceremony, located at West Potomac Park, will be held on the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
President Obama will join celebrity co-chairs including Aretha Franklin, Jamie Foxx, Berry Gordy, Jr., George Lucas and Clarence Avant to honor a man who urged America to do better.
“We deeply appreciate the support of Stevie, Aretha, Berry, George, Jamie, and Clarence, leaders from the entertainment community, who believe in and portray Dr. King’s universal messages of democracy, hope, justice, and love,” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. in a press release. “The Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial has been long-awaited, and people from around the world are coming to experience this tremendous, historic moment. We are excited to welcome them all.”
The memorial dedication ceremony will start at 11 a.m., following a pre-ceremony at 8:45 a.m.