Christian Quiroz

Martin Luther king jr. Memorial

Why it was built

The Martin Luther Memorial was built to honor desegregation and what Martin Luther King Jr. did for the U.S, and is first African memorial.

Who built it

Roma Design was born in italy and came to the U.S. when he was about 35 and built the memorial with a hammer and a bunch of chisels.

Where is it at

It is built in Washington D.C. right behind the Washington Monument. His memorial is from a picture they had when he said his "I Have a Dream" speech.


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