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Despite only scattered applause from the audience, Mr. Gray rallied for the congressional representation of the “601,000 residents of D.C. whose dream remains unfulfilled.”
Attendees were treated to music and performances by various artists, including singers Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, and civil rights supporters including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who received standing ovations for their speeches on not sitting idle in the face of adversity.
Ed Jennings Jr. of Atlanta had been to see the memorial several weeks ago, but said he came back for the dedication.
“It’s the culmination of what Dr. King and that generation dreamed about,” said the 43-year-old Jennings. “There’s so much to be thankful for. It’s incredible.”
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