Dinner honors MLK before memorial dedication

WASHINGTON (AP) - The site of a gala dinner kicking off dedication events for a memorial honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington has been changed following the East Coast earthquake.

The invitation-only dinner was to be held Wednesday at the National Building Museum. Due to damage to the building caused by Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude quake, officials say the dinner will now be held at the Washington Convention Center.{ }

The official dedication of the memorial for the civil rights leader takes place Aug. 28. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak.