The newest of the Mall's monuments it is a fitting tribute to a man of action. There is an irony in a man of Dr. King's stature and skin colour being modeled out of white sandstone. Just off the Mall it is well worth the...More
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A large statue of an inspirational leader who fought for the rights of the ethnic community. Around the statue facing the basin are larger than life tablets of stone with some parts of his speeches engraved into them. Very impressive to say the least.
This memorial stands halfway between the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial at the edge of the tidal basin. With a huge statue of MLK Jr in front of a massive wedge, and famous quotes inscribed in the walls, this memorial commemorates his ideals and...More
For some reason, this is not a monument that is really famous outside of America. As a foreigner, I know about the Lincoln Memorial etc., but had no idea what this one looked like. As such, it was fascinating to approach this monument and be...More
This memorial makes me proud to be an African American Male. The tribute to MLK Jr. is exceptional. The location is perfect! I plan to return next time i'm in the city.
Whether you spend a few hours or a much shorter time, this monument is a serious part of American history.
We visited the MLK Memorial as part of the Moonlight Monument tour and were not disappointed. Impressive monument.
A long overdue monument in Washington DC it was finally after three prior trips that we had the opportunity to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on Saturday, the unseasonably warm and sunny weather finding his likeness carved from a massive rock and standing...More
Visited with wife and kids during thanksgiving. Was a great time to visit. Relatively quiet. A newer monument. It’s a powerful visit. Done very well. Wanted my kids to experience more history than just reading about it. They were moved by the display.