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Obama: King 'Stirred Our Conscience'

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President Barack Obama saluted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday as a man who "stirred our conscience" and made the Union "more perfect," rejoicing in the dedication of a monument memorializing the slain civil rights leader's life and work.

President Barack Obama, his daughter Malia Obama and Harry Johnson, President and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation, look up at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on Sunday in Washington. (AP)
President Barack Obama, his daughter Malia Obama and Harry Johnson, President and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation, look up at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on Sunday in Washington. (AP)

This program aired on October 16, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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