MLK Jr. Memorial

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Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON D.C.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is, metaphorically, a World House. It is a beacon and a shelter dedicated to the living memory of Dr. King and his life’s work. A sanctuary resonant with the enduring presence of his voice, his vision, hopes, and dreams, it is also a poignant reminder of his absence. It is a home to all those who have struggled to secure and defend civil rights, peace, justice, and equality and it is a refuge for those who carry the torch today. It is a safe harbor for all people. This memorial is a place to rise up, and in the words of Dr. King, “emerge from the bleak and desolate midnight of man’s inhumanity to man into the bright daybreak of freedom and justice.”

Design: SR+T Architects with Rick Sobel