MLK Memorial finally unveiled in downtown Washington, D.C.

Via on Aug 22, 2011

“Out of the mountain of despair…A stone of hope”

Why arms crossed? “On CBS Sunday Morning they did a piece on this memorial. The designer received inspiration from the cover of his autobiography.” With Gandhi.

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3 Responses to “MLK Memorial finally unveiled in downtown Washington, D.C.”

  1. yogamamaof CA says:

    "In 2008 the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts expressed further reservations about the stylization of the King monument, maintaining that the sculpture's colossal scale and character — arms folded, with a stern facial expression — was too "confrontational" and reminiscent of political art in totalitarian countries that has been pulled down.

    …After Martin III indicated his selection, he said, 'If my father were not confrontational, given what he was facing at the time, what else could he be?' "

  2. DaveTelf says:

    do we know where in DC this monument is located?

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