First go through the mountain of despair to see the stone of hope

“With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”

 

To enter the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington DC, you proceed through the granite Mountain of Despair, shown in the rear of the photo above. You do not get a view of King’s face for another 40 yards when you turn around to see where you’ve been.

It is made to look as if the 30-foot statue of Dr. King, named the Stone of Hope, is pushed out from one solid piece of granite stone – the Mountain of Despair.

 

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park at 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W., referencing the year the Civil Rights Act Of 1964 became law.

 

“With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”




 

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