• Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

    National Memorial District of Columbia


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July 19, 2013
Drum Major quote removal from MLK Jr Memorial
National Park Service to begin work to remove Drum Major Quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

August 23, 2011
Soft Opening and Dedication information
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce the details of the “soft opening” and dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The NPS will oversee a “soft opening” of the Memorial beginning on Monday, August 22, and running through Thursday, August 25th. The Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. will oversee all dedication events on Sunday, August 28.

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Mountain of Dispair

The detachment of the Stone of Hope from the Mountain of Despair reflects not only victory borne from disappointment, but allows the visitor a clear view of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial which reflects the principles of freedom and liberty which gave birth to the nation.