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

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Martin Luther King Memorial

The head of Martin Luther King Jr. looks out 30 feet above the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. on August 24, 2011, just two days after the official opening to the public of the 4 acre Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. 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. The Memorial conveys three themes that were central throughout Dr. King's life: democracy, justice, and hope. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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