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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park next to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It includes the Stone of Hope, a granite statue of Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King carved by sculptor Lei Yixin. The inspiration for the memorial design is a line from King's "I Have A Dream" speech: "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."

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https://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Memorial The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park next to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It includes the Stone of Hope, a granite statue of Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King carved by sculptor Lei Yixin. The inspiration for the memorial design is a line from King's "I Have A Dream" speech: "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." Located in downtown Washington, DC, the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice. A prominent leader in the modern civil rights movement, Dr. King was a tireless advocate for racial equality, working class, and the oppressed around the world. 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