September 10th, 2011
04:09 PM ET

Official dedication of MLK Memorial to be held October 16

The official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, which was postponed because of Hurricane Irene last month, will be held on October 16, Harry Johnson Sr., head of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, said Saturday.

The date was set in consultation with the White House as President Barack Obama is expected to speak at the ceremony.

The dedication of the $120 million memorial was to coincide with the 48th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and King's famed "I Have A Dream" speech on August 28. But while many of the weekend events went ahead, the centerpiece dedication was postponed as the East Coast hunkered down for the battering winds and rains of Hurricane Irene.

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  1. lamont

    My neighbor said he knew the MLK family. He said they had to name marty after all of those streets because he was so dumb he kept forgetting his name.

    September 11, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. fred

    His first name should have been Chocolate. That woulda been groovy. Everyone could have called him Chocolate MLK. Everyone likes chocolate milk.

    September 11, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. fred

    Its the big one this time Elisabeth ! Im coming to join ya !

    September 11, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT © ( 15th lvl warrior and pontiac engine builder and lover of widowed elves )

    MLK= must like kandy?

    September 11, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe


    September 11, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. fred

    yeah. i get tired of typing the same jokes. we need someone new to make fun of.

    September 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |

    MLK..=?... Must Like Klanfolk?

    September 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @Jay bob:
    I thought you brought that up to try to smear MLK's name.
    You brought it up for the same reasons I brought it up.
    We're agreed: the Kennedy's were not the wholesome family they liked to portray themselves.
    Sorry I misunderstood.

    September 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @Jay bob:

    And, for the record, conspiracy theories are sooooooo not my cuppa, either! 😉

    September 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. scientist

    But they are theories for a reason. LIke the theory of relativity and the theory of evolution. They are called theories because they are almost scientific laws.

    September 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WOT

    Scottish mama, You dad was not true to your mama, when you were begot! What a waste that incest was!

    September 12, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      The scottish here was not me.

      September 12, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. WOT

    Scottish mama, Your dad was not true to your mama, when you were begot! What a waste that incest was!

    September 12, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    WOT the hell are you talking about?!?

    September 12, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    The Kennedy's do not matter. This is about MLK and his accomplishments.
    I have a dream: not to be trolled.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUT aka CNN Troll

    I know! The inscription snafu was the fault of the Obama administration!

    October 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
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