Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

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General Information

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is a memorial dedicated to civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King, it is situated in Washington, USA. The memorial is a statue of King that has been impressively carved out of granite by sculptor Lei Yixin, the inspiration came from King’s “I have a dream” speech where he stated, “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope”. The memorial opened in 2011 and it is the first memorial on or around the National Mall honouring an African American.  

Getting there

If travelling by car the closest parking is on West Basin Drive, on Ohio Drive SW. If travelling by subway head for the National Mall stops, the memorial is a short walk from there; it is situated by the Tidal Basin near other memorials such as the Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt.

Opening Times and Admission

The memorial is open at all hours every day.

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  • 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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  • +1 202-426-6841

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Posted: 24 Sep 2019, 13:35

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The size of the monument took me back. Fitting that one of the USA's most impressive son's is remembered with a monument close to others who have had such an impact even if MLK's was not from a President's position.

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