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Photos: Dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial


October 16, 2011

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, America’s 395th national park, was dedicated this Sunday, October 16, in a ceremony hosted by the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation in Washington, D.C. There were several major speakers that included President Obama, civil rights leaders, members of the King Family, and special guests.

The memorial to Dr. King is part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks and is open to the public.


  • Secretary Salazar speaks at the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.  At right Vice President Joseph Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, and President Obama, left. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar
  • President Obama makes remarks at the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and from left to right, Vice President Joe Biden; Dr. Jill Biden; Interior Secretary Ken Salazar; and Herman "Skip" Mason, President of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., applaud. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    President Obama
  • Aretha Franklin speaks to the crowd at the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.  At right Vice President Joseph Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, and President Obama, left. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Aretha Franklin
  • President Obama stands behind singer Stevie Wonder at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Stevie Wonder with the President
  • Secretary Salazar speaks with Congressman John Lewis and Rev. Joe Lowrey, civil rights pioneer. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar with Congressman John Lewis and Rev. Joe Lowrey, civil rights pioneer.
  • Secretary Salazar
  • President Obama
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Stevie Wonder with the President
  • Secretary Salazar with Congressman John Lewis and Rev. Joe Lowrey, civil rights pioneer.