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The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial was postponed due to Hurricane Irene but is rescheduled for this Sunday Oct. 16 in Washington D.C.  Want to go?

The Durham branch of the NAACP still has some seats left on the bus they’re chartering for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.

The dedication begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 with speakers and music, followed by a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the memorial, where President Barack Obama will speak.

Those who are going must arrive at the NAACP branch downtown at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The bus will depart at midnight, stopping on the way for breakfast.

Charles Perry, who is organizing the trip, said they’ll depart D.C. that afternoon after the ceremony to head home to Durham. Perry said they would like to take as many people as they can.

As of Thursday, there were about 10 bus seats still available. The rate is $69 for those age 62 and older, and $78 for those under 62. Tickets include breakfast on the way.

The branch is also selling yellow Durham NAACP T-shirts to wear on the trip that say: “Join us as we vote for jobs, justice and education.”

To reserve a seat on the bus, call Perry at (919) 493-2404.

Source:  Durham Heral Sun  – DAWN BAUMGARTNER VAUGHAN