A dream come true for black Americans as Martin Luther King statue to sit between Lincoln and Jefferson on National Mall is unveiled.
Last updated at 12:17 PM on 17th February 2011
Not even in his wildest dreams could Martin Luther King Jr have imagined that he would one day find himself honoured alongside two of America's best-known and best-loved presidents.
But Dr King is soon to stand shoulder to shoulder with Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson when a statue of the slain civil rights leader is unveiled in the National Mall in Washington, DC.
The memorial will be positioned in a direct line between those dedicated to legendary former leaders Jefferson and Lincoln in the open-air national park, where King delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in 1963.