Photos: Thousands Come Out to Celebrate Martin Luther King

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  • 101611 national mlk memorial dedication Dr Christine King Farris
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  • 101611 national mlk memorial dedication Representative John Lewis
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A Father's Legacy

Martin Luther King III said the memorial should serve as a catalyst to renew his father's fight for social and economic justice.  The problem is the American dream of 50 years ago ... has turned into a nightmare for millions of people" who have lost their jobs and homes, King said.

(Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

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