Out of the Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope

Located in downtown Washington, D.C., the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice.

Visitor reading inscriptions within memorial

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Building the Memorial

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Located along Independence Ave SW near the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

Words engraved on the memorial


Study Martin Luther King, Jr.'s quotes engraved in the memorial.

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Last updated: August 7, 2019

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Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024


(202) 426-6841

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