Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
By: Catherine Kim and Cheryl Liao
Description of Memorial
The memorial sits on the axis from the Lincoln Memorial. This is where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech, "I Have a Dream." The portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. , in the memorial, is made from a unique white granite with color inclusions found only in China. The memorial is located in Washington, DC. The statue has Martin Luther King Jr. folding his arms and having a serious expression. He is holding a scroll of paper supposedly his "I Have a Dream" speech. This shows how determined Martin Luther King Jr. was to help the victims of poverty and racism. There is a stone with inscriptions on it. It has fourteen of Martin Luther King's most famous quotes. The centerpiece of the memorial, as you see above, is overall 30 feet long!