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Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
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Lincoln Memorial is at the west end of the National Mall
The memorial is surrounded by 38 fluted Doric columns
Although a memorial was first proposed soon after Lincoln's death, Congress did not set aside funding until 1910
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech here in 1963
In 1939, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt arranged a free performance here by Marian Anderson, who had been denied the right to perform at Constitution Hall
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Forrest Gump"
· 2004 movie, "National Treasure"
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