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King lieutenants bound by history head to Washington to celebrate legacy, dedicate memorial
ATLANTA (AP) ' Four of the men who were closest to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. followed different paths after his 1968 assassination, and seldom find themselves together on one place ' but they plan to be on hand Sunday when his memorial is dedicated.
Rep. John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young and the Revs. Joseph Lowery and Jesse Jackson say they have remained tied to King's legacy and to each other, even as they went their separate ways.
They say the dedication of the King Memorial on the National Mall will be a time of reflection, fellowship and celebration, and a reminder to them all that they are brothers, bound by history.
Lowery said he hopes it will serve to further King's unfinished work for freedom and equality for all people.
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