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King's sister, Dr. Christine Farris, remembered her brother before a crowd that included many members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Sabri Ben-Achour
King's sister, Dr. Christine Farris, remembered her brother before a crowd that included many members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The King Memorial has been in the making for more than 30 years, and under the bright orange leaves of a cherry blossom overlooking the tidal basin, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed the building permit that will allow construction to finally proceed.

Salazar said Americans "both born and unborn will come here to be reminded that his dream is our dream." King's sister, Dr. Christine Farris, remembered her brother before a crowd that included many members of the Congressional Black Caucus. "This is an emotional moment for me," she said, "I never thought I would envision a day like today."

Construction will begin in two weeks and is expected to be completed in a year.

Sabri Ben-Achour reports...

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