MLK Memorial Dedication

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be dedicated Aug. 28.

An artist's rendition of the MLK Memorial during cherry blossom season.

The dedication date marks the 48th anniversary of Dr. King’s March on Washington and his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and a post-dedication concert will follow at 2 p.m.

The memorial conveys four fundamental and recurring themes throughout Dr. King’s life — democracy, justice, hope and love — and features the use of natural elements including water, stone and trees.

A 450-foot inscription wall will feature more than a dozen Dr. King quotes engraved into granite to serve as a lasting testament and reminder of his humanitarian vision. The memorial will include the “Mountain of Despair” and the “Stone of Hope,” which will feature a 30-foot sculpture of Dr. King.

To learn more about dedication plans, including events that will take place earlier in Dedication Week, visit www.dedicatethedream.org.

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