New Date for MLK Memorial Dedication is Set in October
A new date is set for dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.
Executive Architect Ed Jackson Jr. told The Associated Press on Sunday that the memorial will now be dedicated Oct. 16.
The dedication had been planned for Aug. 28, the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But it was delayed by Hurricane Irene, which swept through Washington with high winds and rain.
President Barack Obama had been scheduled to speak and up to 250,000 people were expected to attend andJackson says Obama is scheduled to speak at the dedication on its new date.