Out of the Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope

This is the first time in Washington, DC, that I have been able to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr, Memorial.  I walked there last night, but was in a hurry, and there were a lot of other visitors around, blocking views.

I was so impressed with it, and disappointed that I hadn’t been able to capture all of his quotations engraved there, that I walked back to the Memorial this morning to take more photos.

The words in the title of this are cut into the stone.

The Memorial sculpture was created out of shrimp pink granite.  The finished piece was cut into 156 pieces for transport, then reassembled.  The center piece, that is the sculpture of Dr. King, was placed in front of the other two pieces.

Numerous quotations of Dr. King are cut into the walls of the marble around the sculpture.

My photos:   https://1drv.ms/f/s!Avb9bFhezZpPh-klLzfMhKa3SoxsAw

National Park Service website: https://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm

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2 Responses to Out of the Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope

  1. fevafotos says:

    It’s an inspiring place! One thing I noted when I visited during our FCNL annual meeting a few years ago is how many people actually read the quotations inscribed on the panels in the wall, going from one to another to get them all.

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