VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr. monument dedicated on National Mall
The monument is along the tidal basin, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial where he gave his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech.
This weekend marked the dedication and opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
"Words really can't express the legacy, the significance, that has been presented today," said one man who attended the dedication.
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The granite monument of King's face looks out over the National Mall, close to the site of perhaps his most famous speech. He delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Obama said America was celebrating King's return to the mall.
The monument marks the first time a non-President has been given a memorial on the mall, and of course, it also marks the first time a black man has been remembered there as well.
But the reality is that while there's now a monument with King's likeness and his ideas in perhaps the most honored space in America, the mession of equality for all remains a work in progress.
But it's a start.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer," said Tyson.