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Aretha Franklin To Headline Entertainment For MLK Monument Dedication!

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Martin Luther King Jr Aretha Franklin Memorial Statue

Here's some exciting, happy news!

This weekend, there will be a dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. monument on the National Mall.

Originally planned for late August, the event needed to be postponed because that b*tch Irene had a mental breakdown.

But everything is a go now, and not only will President Barack Obama be keynoting the special ceremony, Aretha Franklin will be headlining the entertainers!

Set to speak will be civil rights leaders Julian Bond, Rep. John Lewis, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson as well as members of the King family and journalist Dan Rathers.

Journalist Roland Martin will the evening's emcee.

So if you're in DC this weekend, you know where you want to be! His is the first statue of an African America leader on the national mall.

[Image via AP Images.]

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3 comments to “Aretha Franklin To Headline Entertainment For MLK Monument Dedication!”

  1. 1

    I find the MLK homage disturbing, since there are so many facts to his life that we don not know
    Recently tapes from Jackie Kennedy were releaed, she did not have anything good to say about him, and I will take it she knew a lot
    Also the FBI files have never been released , why ?
    Finally why was American money used to have a monument built in China and than shipped to the USA?

  2. 2

    Many of the civil rights leaders were just garden variety opportunists. (e.g. Jesse "camera ho" Jackson)
    MLK was a well known womanizer. Not really recommended for a 'reverend'.
    No need to make up FAKE HEROES. That's just lying.
    There was some good done and some bad done by fallible human beings. There were NO saints.
    And the real impetus for this FAKE SAINT worship is the opportunists still trying to milk what they can out of their glory days and to line their own pockets.

  3. 3

    Porch Monkey