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Harry E. Johnson (center), president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, gives D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton a tour of the memorial Wednesday in anticipation of its dedication at the end of August. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Harry E. Johnson (center), president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, gives D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton a tour of the memorial Wednesday in anticipation of its dedication at the end of August. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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