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10 of the Most Controversial Pieces of Public Art

Powerful Photo: President Barack Obama tours the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2011. Without Dr. King's and others persistence and courage for equality there would be what we know today, a President Barack Obama.

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The True Story of The Coolest Dog the White House Has Ever Seen

In the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., Fala is immortalized next to the President. He is the only pet ever to be represented in a presidential memorial.

Covering four acres, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial opened to the public in 2011, after more than two decades of planning, fund-raising and construction. Although this is not the first memorial to an African-American in Washington, Dr. King is the first African-American honored with a memorial on or near the National Mall and only the fourth non-President to be memorialized in such a way.