Saturday, September 8, 2012

At the Martin Luther King Memorial, Washington DC

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Right from when the Martin Luther King Memorial was commisioned last year, I filed it away as a bucket list item, so when we planned a DC Trip, it got into our itinerary. It did take some walking to get there and a little drama with a couple of bike-rickshaws, but it was a trip worth making. Here's what the National Park Service says about the monument;

August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the groundbreaking March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom witnessed the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. It is fitting that on this date, reminiscent of the defining moment in Dr. King's leadership in the Civil Rights movement; in the form of solid granite, his legacy is further cemented in the tapestry of the American experience. His leadership in the drive for realization of the freedoms and liberties laid down in the foundation of the United States of America for all of its citizens, without regard to race, color, or creed is what introduced this young southern clergyman to the nation. The delivery of his message of love and tolerance through the means of his powerful gift of speech and eloquent writings inspire to this day, those who yearn for a gentler, kinder world . His inspiration broke the boundaries of intolerance and even national borders, as he became a symbol, recognized worldwide of the quest for civil rights of the citizens of the world.


  1. id like to go here someday
    BTW i dont know how you get your afro looking so good and even.

  2. Thanks BBB. I honestly don't go much with my hair. Just wash and condition. I also get regular cuts to trim the ends, like every couple of months.

  3. I must add this to my must visit in this lifetime list of mine, so help me God.

    1. Anyone who recognises MLK should indeed see it if they can.

  4. Yeah it is nice isn't it?!? I got an opportunity to see it myself back in April.

  5. wow!!! that's so great! he's my Hero!!! Proud of you Myne.. You are living a good life.


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