Transcript for MLK Jr. Memorial Dedicated
President Obama -- some 30000 people to look to better days ahead as they gathered on the National Mall Sunday to dedicate Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. ABC's Ron Claiborn shows us. They came to the Washington mall to honor Martin Luther King Jr. People of many different colors and backgrounds -- aging veterans of the civil rights movement. The president and his family. That is why we out of this mess because He had faith in us it took fifteen years from the time congress approved -- nearly two years to building. And a postponement because of a hurricane to this day I think -- sole creative and ensure appropriate to have woman from which a rumor that. Monument a man of -- Bernice King it just turned five years old when her father was killed. This monument as it is a testament to the fact that the king legacy. Lives and will live on. There's been controversy to the selection of a Chinese sculptor instead of an African American. And now questions about feet high was a drum major inscription on the monument whose meaning some say is twisted by being taken out of context. But what is important the reason king is memorialized here is what He did. How we change this country what He told us I read his words and I can hear him. In just us and it went out. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We honor this man President Obama said because -- salt what we might become for Good Morning America I'm Ron Claiborne ABC news.
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