Photos: Timeline of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

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December 1999

After some controversy about the location of the memorial, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) rescinds an earlier vote placing the memorial at the east end of Constitution Gardens and approves a four-acre site adjacent to the Tidal Basin.

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