America's towering man of peace

Memorial honours Martin Luther King Jr, more than 40 years after the death of the civil-rights movement leader.

    A new memorial in the US capital, dedicated to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, honours his contributions to the country's civil-rights movement.

    Until the 1960s, black and white Americans were kept separate in public places - including schools and hotels.

    But now, people of all races and religions will be able celebrate Dr King's legacy at the National Mall - the preserve of memorials to former presidents and war heroes - which will welcome a towering man of peace.

    Al Jazeera's John Terret reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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