Friday, June 8, 2018

Photos: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Not far away from the Lincoln Memorial is the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. While Lincoln led the way to abolish slavery, Martin Luther King Jr. led the way in trying to abolish racism in the government and American culture in general. At first I was kind of unsure if we were at the right spot, but it becomes clear once you stand where the people in green shirts are. 
 They made a pretty impressive statue of him. 
The idea comes from the I Have a Dream speech. They call it the Stone of Hope. As in the speech there is a line "With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope." Also he gave the speech at the Lincoln Memorial. 

12 comments:

Jenn said...

Impressive memorial!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've never seen a photo of the full memorial or read an explanation of it, so thanks!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for this Adam, I don't recall ever having seen this before …

All the best Jan

Theresa Mahoney said...

Wonderful photos of it. I bet it was even more impressive to see in person!

Mary Kirkland said...

Great photos. I've never seen it.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic Martin Luther King Jr. What a man, beautiful.

Martha said...

Wow! Very impressive!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing this is a wonderful tribute.

Huggybear said...

Unfortunately Martin Luther King was no angel.
He did have a few ( maybe many) pant problems!
Colin

Gloria Baker said...

really impressive memorial Adam!

Moving with Mitchell said...

This looks very powerful. I look forward to seeing it next month.

Al said...

This one's new to me, it wasn't there the last time I was in DC.