Stone of Hope - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument

Title

Stone of Hope - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument

Description

"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1959

This sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was created by renowned artist Master Lei Yixin and it depicts Dr. King in a moment of reflexion.It serves as the main element in the Martin Luther King memorial, and it's been referred to as the Stone of Hope. The space between the Stone of Hope and the rest of the monument, referred to as the Mountain of Despair, allows for a perfect view of the Thomas Jefferson memorial emphasizing the principles of freedom and liberty.

For further exploration, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Memorial

Creator

Master Lei Yixin

Date

2011

Source

Wikimedia

Relation

Rights

National Park Service

Publisher

National Park Service

Contributor

Master Lei Yixin

Format

Medium: Sculpture  

Language

English

Type

Public Architecture

Identifier

Architecture

Coverage

Washington D.C.

Files

mlkstone.jpg

Reference

Master Lei Yixin, Stone of Hope - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument, National Park Service, 2011

Cite As

Master Lei Yixin, “Stone of Hope - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 8, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/15.