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"There would not be a brother in public housing on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue right now without the death and blood of Martin Luther King Jr.," Georgetown professor and author Michael Eric Dyson told the cheering and applauding crowd gathered at the memorial. "No Obama without King."
WTOP's Max Smith reports from the Lincoln Memorial. (runs 2:46)
Events are being held across Washington in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Here's a quick look at what's closed and what is different on area transit systems on this Martin Luther King Jr.