from the PBS NewsHour | http://to.pbs.org/h5S9Xo
17 Jan 2011 - Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 82 this year. And, in Washington, a memorial honoring him is rising near the National Mall.
The site is blocks away from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where King delivered his most famous speech at the 1963 March on Washington. Its words were being recited in observances -- in observances coast to coast today.
Last week, fourth-graders from Washington, D.C.'s Watkins Elementary School took to the Lincoln steps themselves.