Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC - jef1000

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Martin Luther King Memorial

A 30 foot statue of Martin Luther King Jr. is the centerpiece of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. The Washington Monument stands in the background in photo. King is the first African American honored with a memorial on or near the National Mall and only the fourth non-President to be memorialized in such a way. The King Memorial, which is administered by the National Park Service, opened to the public on August 22, 2011. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) is an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and is remembered for his usage of nonviolent resistance. The Memorial conveys three themes that were central throughout Dr. King's life: democracy, justice, and hope. (This photo by Jeff Malet was taken on April 5, 2015.)

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