Updated: Jan 29, 2020
Martin Luther King Memorial
Martin Luther king memorial location
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial location is in West Potomac Park at 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W.
referencing the year, the Civil Rights Act Of 1964 became law. The memorial’s official dedication date is August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Who’s Martian Luther kings
Dr. Martin_Luther_King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who became a notable figure during the U.S. civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his elimination in 1968. He played an essential role in ending the legal isolation of African American citizens in the U.S., influencing the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
“I Have a dream Speech”
The centerpiece of the memorial is a 30-foot statue of Dr. King, presenting his likeness carved into the Stone of Hope, which arises powerfully from two large rocks, known as the Mountain of Despair. Together, they represent soul-stirring words from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Text from this speech is on the rock of the Stone: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” This memorial is the first African American honored with a memorial on the National_Mall and the fourth non-president to be memorized in such a way. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message is universal: a non-violent philosophy striving for freedom, justice, and equality.