Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedicated in 2011

President Obama spoke in the National Mall at a ceremony honoring the slain civil rights leader.
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President Obama urge some 30000 people to look to better days ahead as they gathered on the National Mall Sunday to dedicate the 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 he aging veterans of the civil rights movement. The president and his family. That is why we ought to this man because he had faith in us it took fifteen years from the time congress approved it nearly two years to building. And a postponement because of a hurricane to this day I think associated with a slew appropriate to have on the front butcher rumor. Monument command apiece 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 we're live. On there's been controversy to the selection of a Chinese sculptor instead of an African American. And now questions about the 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 anywhere. He has a threat that just because there are more. We honor this man President Obama said because he salt what we might become. Good Morning America Ron Clayton ABC news.

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