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PHOTOS: THE KING FAMILY AT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL DEDICATION

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Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., speaks to the crowd at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication ceremony in Washington, DC on October 16, 2011 with his wife Andrea and daughter Yolanda Renee,3, by his side.

King referenced his father’s “I Have a Dream” speech while speaking to the crowd. He said, “Yes, my father had a dream. It was a dream, he said, that was deeply embedded in the American dream,” said King’s son Martin Luther King III. “The problem is the American dream of 50 years ago … has turned into a nightmare for millions” who have lost their jobs and homes.

King III, his wife and daughter, and the first family are seen arriving for the dedication ceremony.

Yolanda is wearing a Milly Minis Colorblock Dress, available at NeimanMarcus for $195.00.

Photos: Getty Images

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  1. Look at my beautiful black people! This is crazy… just so much legendary stuff going on here… everyone looks nice too and love baby’s hair :)

  2. I cannot believe that there is only one grandchild either. I guess it will be up to her to continue the legacy. I love that she is named after her late aunt. What a beautiful child.

  3. Wowwww! I cannot believe how much that grandchild channels Martin. She looks more like MLK than her father does! Dexter could’ve even fathered that child with his fineeeee self (yes, I know he’s triffling, but you can’t erase the fineness). MLK LIVES!!!!

  4. I REALLY wish a photographer would have captured the moment where the group walked to the statue, stood there to take it all in, and little Yolanda ran out of the crowd and to the statue to touch it. That was the most touching moment, it melted my heart. It was a true Kodak moment.

  5. Cute lil girl, but what’s is up with Dexter? Is he still mad? He didn’t show up yesterday day. Dexter needs to really listen to he’s father speeches and get it together.

  6. i wish they had put it next to the lincoln memorial like they planned in the beginning! There should of been more, she looks like martin luther king! Oh by the way whats with the tour “REALLY” people actually line up to go no where!
    The obamas look good sunday!

  7. i wish they had put it next to the lincoln memorial like they planned in the beginning! There should of been more not just writing and a expensive statue! His only grandchild looks like her grandfather! Oh by the way whats with the tour “REALLY” people actually line up to go no where!

  8. I think MLK dream has come true. Because im glad i can sit at a table and eat with a white person and it not be wierd or awkward. Im glad that i can go to any school that i want too. Sooo im very thankful for MLK.

    O! And the family is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I hope people realize the high level of trauma this family has experienced. They deserve your and my respect. Is it any wonder that there is less cohesion and unity… or any (but one) child in this family?

  10. I never knew he had a daughter..she is a very pretty little girl. I love her dress. I really wish that I could have been in attendance at this event.

  11. she is big for 3, she looks more like 5 but she is a cutie…. Why does every picture Obama take he looks like he is posing for a menswear magazine?

  12. Wonderful! Isn’t he too old to have a 3yr old? Anyqho..love her dress but no way I’m spending $195 for a dress for a 3yr old.

    Hopefully in the next decade, MLK’s dream can become more of a reality.

  13. Such a shame he didn’t live long enough to see his grandchildren come into the world. Is it true he only has one? Somehow I find that hard to believe.

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