Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington DC

Photographs from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial including the "Stone of Hope" & "Mountain of Despair"

A brief history;


  • Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.


  • King is famous for the organised 1963 march on Washington, D.C, where he delivered his "I have a dream speech" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. There, he established himself as one of the great orators in American History.


  • After his assassination in 1968, King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom & Congressional Gold Medal.


  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is the first memorial to be dedicated to an African-American & only the fourth non-presidential memorial.



Photographs include the;



  • The Stone of Hope



  • Mountain of Despair



  • Emerging statue of Martin Luther King out of the "Stone of Hope" by Lei Yixin



  • Inscription Wall with excerpts from speeches of King's in chronological order on an ellipitical wall

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