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Tips for Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden linked arms and sang "We Shall Overcome" during the dedication ceremony.

- The White House


King is the FIRST African-American honored with a memorial on or near the National Mall in DC! See great examples of African-Americans' contributions to us all: http://bet.us/BHM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

- BET


Look up. This champion of justice stands 30 feet tall. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness,” Dr. King wrote in 1963, “only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

- Humberto Martinez


Visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and help bring his vision to life: “With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”

- Chevrolet


In 1964, TIME named Martin Luther King, Jr. its "Man of the Year," dubbing him "America's Ghandi."

- TIME


Unveiled 8/22/2011. Memorial entered through Mountain of Despair with center cut out. Around centerpiece is 450' crescent-shaped Inscription Wall with text from 14 speeches.More site history via

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

- IWalked Audio Tours


Just heard a dad tell his daughter that this is the monument for the greatest man that ever lived. She asked if he was president and he replied, "No, he wasn't president but he was a great man"

- Amber Huntley-Ruiz


Inspiring!

- Leigh Ferreira


Notice how Dr. King faces President Jefferson, as if the two great men are having an eternal conversation.

- Matt Dicker


God bless the National Parks Service for taking good care of the memorials and providing tidy restrooms.

- The Queen


One word for my time here today "History"

- Ron Willis


It's very much worth the visit.

- Donald Robinson


NAACP Pres. Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) will be speaking Aug. 27 & 28 at the Memorial unveil...we'll be sharing our thoughts on Twitter during the historic weekend at @NAACP @NAACPConnect & #DedicateMLK

- NAACP


Check out the Stone of Hope. It's a 30 foot statue of Dr. King looking out into the horizon.

- Kelly Wong


MLK Jr. is a boss. A great testament to everything he worked for.

- Matt Rosenberg


Note that this is the only monument on the national mall for a non-elected official.

- J R


Ignore the controversy - this is absolutely worth visiting. A fitting tribute to a great man.

- Brian Brandler


Looks good, almost done.

- Jerry Murphy


See the monument at night! Spectacular!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

- Nicole Hunter


I was there for the dedication ceremony and that was very special. Visited again and the feeling of looking at this larger than life statue is truly a sight to behold. Everyone should visit.

- Caroline Kimani


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