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"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope" : Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, National Mall, Washington, DC, USA,

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: symbol of hope & inspiration

Martin Luther King Jr. is honoured in the United States annually on the third Monday in January. Since 2011, a memorial to the civil-rights leader resides as one of many parks and memorials in the US national capital (District of Columbia). A walk through the trees and lawns of the Mall slowly reveals a magnificent sight on approach, and leaves you breathless in front of the statue, standing tall in solid white granite.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

We must rapidly begin the shift from a `thing-oriented’ society to a `person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

Standing proudly and steadfast, the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial is seen above with the Washington Monument to the right in the background.

I made this photo on 19 April 2012 during my year-long RTW. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as

5 Responses to “Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: symbol of hope & inspiration”

    • Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

      Such an inspirational character wasn’t he? I’d love to visit this memorial one day.

      Liked by 1 person

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Shikha. Since I’ve visited his memorial and seeing the array of his quotes at the site, I’ve always wondered how much more he could’ve accomplished. The free museums in DC are very good; food’s pretty good there, too. And when you’re in DC, do spend the time in the National Mall, and make your way to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Thanks for reading and for your comment!


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