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Work nearly completed on MLK memorial

"I must tell you, anyone who was in the civil rights movement will be quite overwhelmed by this because for us, it is to be sure a memorial to Dr. King, but it's a memorial to the very civil rights movement that he led," says Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton after a tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.

Tags: MLK , Martin Luther King Jr. , Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Ken Salazar , Vincent Gray

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 11:38pm EST

Progress made on new MLK Jr. memorial

Construction is under way on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall after more than a dozen years of planning, fundraising and legal wrangling. This is the first King holiday when organizers can finally see their work in progress.

Tags: newsstand , DOI , Ed Jackson

Monday - 01/18/2010, 10:40am EST