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MLK monument part of D C. landscape

WASHINGTON, DC -

The memorial to Martin Luther King, Junior is now open on the National Mall in Washington.

Many people who marched with him here in south Georgia helped make it happen.

The site opened without fanfare Monday morning, kicking off a week of celebrations ahead of Sunday's official dedication.

The memorial includes a 30-foot-tall sculpture of King and a 450-foot-long granite wall inscribed with quotations from the civil rights leader.

Juanita Gardner marched with King in Albany.

She can't make it to the dedication, but her name is on the wall as a contributor.

 

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