This photographic essay is about the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial and the people who visit it. The memorial stands out to me because of the peaceful spirit there. The design of the memorial allows people to get very close to the spirit of Dr. King. Visitors are invited to touch the roughness of the Mountain of Despair. From the main entrance they are encouraged to look through the opening of the Mountain of Despair towards the Stone of Hope. I found the Stone of Hope which includes Dr. King’s statue to not be very tall and to give a sense of Dr. King being right there among the people gazing out at them. Also, Park Rangers give very informative and inspiring talks about the King legacy. I think that a visit to this great memorial should be on everyone’s list of things to do.
In these images I have intentionally included the people and tried to show their connection and reverence for Dr. King.
Have you visited the King National Memorial? What was your experience?