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One month from yesterday, Washington, D.C., will unveil the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial on the National Mall to honor an African American. This week a group of priests, deacons and nuns got a sneak peak at the monument.

The $120 million national memorial doesn’t officially open until the dedication ceremony, Aug. 28. Wednesday, about 75 members of the National Black Catholic Joint Conference toured the construction site. The memorial will feature symbols and quotes from King’s speeches and sermons.

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“This was a double dream for us. The fact that he was a minister and was trying to do things that were right,” said diocese James Weathers. “That was just a dream come true for me.”

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