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Topic - Harry E. Johnson
An impending storm threatening to be the worst to hit the region in nearly a decade has prompted evacuations and declarations of emergency and forced the postponement of the Sunday dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the Mall.
Harry E. Johnson, president of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, said the week that brought an earthquake and hurricane to the city was "indeed a dark day for me."
"Though our plans have been scaled back, I am confident Sunday's event will be momentous for all who ... witness this long-awaited moment in our nation's history," said Harry E. Johnson, president of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation. "The dedication will be a wonderful way to celebrate the life, the dream and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as democracy, hope, justice and love."