Friday, February 18, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr Monument to Be Unveiled in DC This Summer

On August 28, a monument dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr, will be unveiled in the National Mall in Washington, DC, where the slain civil rights leader gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. He will stand shoulder to shoulder with former presidents Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. Twenty-five years in the making, Dr King's monument will be the first memorial on the National Mall to honor a non-US president. It will contain excerpts of his sermons and public addresses to serve as living testaments of his vision of America. Its centerpiece, the towering Stone of Hope, will feature a 30-foot likeness of Dr King. Sidebar: August 28 is the 48th anniversary of Dr King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech

Update, Aug. 22: The memorial opened to the public today. For more information, visit the Web site.

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