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by Sheilah Belle

Washington, D.C. — Organizers have set new date in October for dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.

Executive Architect Ed Jackson Jr. told the media on Sunday that the memorial will now be dedicated on Sunday, October 16th.  A formal announcement is expected soon.

The dedication had been planned for Aug. 28, the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But it was delayed by Hurricane Irene, which swept through Washington with high winds and rain.

President Barack Obama had been scheduled to speak and up to 250,000 people were expected to attend. Jackson says Obama is scheduled to speak at the dedication on its new date.

As far as other special guests, that information will be provided as soon as we receive it.

Ironically, Oct. 16 will be the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall in 1995.

Courtesy of http://www.thebellereport.net