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Aug 26, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Washington Examiner:

A planned weekend dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall has been postponed until September or October as approaching Hurricane Irene dashed hopes of paying tribute to the late civil rights activist on the 48th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech, organizers said Thursday. Executive architect Ed Jackson Jr. said that the hurricane bearing down on the East Coast had forced the postponement of the dedication originally planned for 11 a.m. Sunday. President Obama was set to be one of the scheduled speakers beside the King sculpture erected on a 4-acre site in the nation’s capital.