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2006/11/13

Sacred Ground (Martin Luther King Memorial Site)

@ 10:20 PM (98 months, 20 days ago)

Today, ground was broken for the site of the Martin Luther King Memorial, which will be located on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

During the ground-breaking ceremony, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. John Lewis, and Ambassador Andrew Young, who all stood side-by-side Dr. King during the civil rights movement, were overcome with emotion, and rightly so.  These three men worked tirelessly with Dr. King to help create an America that is as good as its promise.

These beautiful pictures from today tell the story:

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Caption courtesy of the AP: Rev. Jesse Jackson, top center, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., leaning on shovel, become emotional as Amb. Andrew Young, top right, speaks about the significance of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the breaking ground for the Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall in Washington Monday Nov. 13, 2006. Consoling Rep. Lewis are former Labor Secretary Alexis Herman, center, and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, second from left. At lower right, Martin Luther King Jr.'s sister Christine King Farris. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

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Caption courtesy of the AP: Rev. Jesse Jackson comforts former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, right, during the ground breaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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