Park Closure for Thanksgiving Holiday
The park will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. On Friday November 29, 2013, the park will re-open at its regularly scheduled time, 9:00am -5:00pm. We wish you a safe and enjoyable Holiday and we are looking forward to your visit.
Symbolic Meaning of the Martin Luther King, Jr. World Rose Garden
The starburst design reminds us of the brilliance of Dr. King’s life and the impact of his ideals on humankind.
The pink roses in the center represent Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s oneness with Dr. King and her continuation of his work.
The solid bands of white roses honor the special bond and similarity of peace movements between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
The band of red roses that weaves its way through the garden honors all African Americans and their contributions to the history of the United States and the world.
The various clusters of multi-colored roses symbolize the nations of the world and the universal appeal of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of peace through non-violence.
Did You Know?
Dr. King earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Morehouse College, his Bachelor of Divinity from Crozier Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of philosophy from Boston University.