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Youths walk around under cloudy skies, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 4, 2012, on the 44th anniversary of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Cherry blossoms frame the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the Let Freedom Ring Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Jan. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Miss Maryland Teen, Lauren Jones, 17, of Upper Marlboro, Md., rides down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C. during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. This is the first time in eight years that the parade has been held. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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The Anacostia Senior High School Junior ROTC students march in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. This is the first time in eight years that the parade has been held, and more than 200 groups signed up to march. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Volunteers with the Natalie Williams for Ward 8 City Council campaign hold hands as they march down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C. during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. More than 200 groups signed up to march in the parade, which is the first one in eight years. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Sgt. Alan Saunders with the Washington Hospital Center Special Police gives instructions to the Honor Guard before they lead off the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. More than 200 groups signed up to march in the oarade along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C. This is the first time in eight years that the parade has been held. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Baltimore Rockers Marching Band dancers (from left) Tyiesha Brown, Miyarta Gray, Breona Chase, Tynika Taylor and Tieyona Brown huddle together for warmth before marching in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia are greeted Jan. 16, 2012, by Paul F. Bliss, president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area as they participate in a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., at the Browne Education Campus in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Visitors photograph the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. during the wreath-laying ceremony at the foot of the Stone of Hope at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Obama participates Jan. 16, 2012, in a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Browne Education Campus in Washington. (Associated Press)

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen Jan. 15, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Martin Luther King III (third from right), the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., stands Sunday with his wife, Arndrea, and daughter, Yolanda, before the memorial dedicated to his father on the Mall in Washington. Americans are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, 83 years after his birth. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall on Sunday. The president said that King's achievements did not come easily or swiftly, but added that the civil rights leader persevered and prevailed. (Associated Press)

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Christine King Farris, a sister of Martin Luther King, greets Herman "Skip" Mason, general president of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, after Sunday's memorial dedication. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Thousands gather for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/The News Journal, Suchat Pederson)

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Standing under an image of her father, Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Bernice King speaks at the dedication of the memorial to him in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy gave impassioned speeches in a style that seems to be missing in modern politics. (Associated Press)

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The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, postponed in August because of Hurricane Irene, has been rescheduled for Oct. 16. D.C.-rights advocates will use the occasion to hold a rally and march. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured in 1968, the year he was assassinated. (AP Photo)