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“Humbling experience”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 443 things to do in Washington DC
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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
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“Humbling experience”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was beautiful to see people of so many nationalities gathered in one place in unity; seeking the same. So happy I finally made it there.

Visited June 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Wow!!! Very nice!!!!!”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was something I had not planned for..... But so glad I got to see!!!! It was pretty amazing and very nice ......

Visited June 2014
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Kingstown, Saint George, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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“"Out of a mountain of despair A stone of hope"”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Martin luther King Jr National Memorial is a must see in Washington DC.
From the long walkway where many of Dr. King's famous words are inscribed on stone to the actual monument one experiences awe and inspiration that such profound words can flow from one living under such desperate conditions!
The inscription on stone is apt ,depicting the lasting ,enduring , permanence of Dr King's words.

The actual monument is powerful: very tall slabs of stone from which the center piece emerges with the very life like sculpture of Dr King. The words "out of a mountain of despair a stone of hope" are engraved on the stone mountain behind the center piece with Dr King's image.
It's meant to be rustic and overpowering suggesting the extraordinary obstacles Dr Martin Luther King surmounted to live his dream which is still being fulfilled in America today!
It is worth the effort to view the monument.

Visited May 2014
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Virginia
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“A little underwhelming”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was a nice memorial, but I thought it was a little underwhelming considering how much he did for the United States and society. I often times hear people from certain states saying things like "Martin Luther King didn't do anything for people of my state..." and I can't begin to think how their ignorance is blocking them from seeing the great things this man did for humankind. It's a nice memorial but a bit underwhelming or so I thought.

Visited June 2014
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UK
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“Fabulous monument”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We visited many of the monuments during our visit to Washington DC and we both agreed that this was our favourite monument. There is a bit of a walk to get to this monument from the other monuments but it was well worth it. The statue of Martin Luther King comes out of a stone bearing the inscription "out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope". The statue of Martin Luther King looks out on to the lake in the direction of the Thomas Jefferson memorial. We found the memorial to be truly breathtaking and it really does remind you of the impact that Martin Luther King had on society as it is today

Visited May 2014
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