Welcome to a special edition of “Washington Watch.
On this week’s program, we relive that powerful day in October 2011, when the nation dedicated the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Twenty-eight years in the making and costing more than $120 million, the memorial sits on the National Mall between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. TV One carried over three hours of live coverage that day, and this program captures the moments that moved us. The dedication was attended by tens of thousands of folks as well as civil rights leaders such as Andrew Young; Revs. Joseph Lowery, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton; and Congressman John Lewis; artists like Cicely Tyson and Diahann Carroll, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin; the President of the United States; and members of Dr. King’s family.
Download the Washington Watch with Roland Martin transcript WW PDF – 11.27.2011 Show