In honour of Martin Luther King Day, I thought I’d post a few photos from my visit to his memorial in Washington DC on a hot summer evening last year. The granite from which the statue of Martin Luther King emerges is said to represent the determination of a generation to achieve a fair and honest society. Seventeen of Dr. King’s quotes are etched into the gracefully curved walls around the memorial and his words still ring true today.
The memorial, which opened to the public on August 22nd 2011, is free to visit and open 24 hours a day. The nearest Metro station is Smithsonian, which is about a 10-15 minute walk away. The memorial’s official address, 1964 Independence Avenue SW, was chosen to commemorate the Civil Rights Act of 1964.