The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DCMartin Luther King, Jr. was an African American Civil Rights leader and minister in the 1950s and 60s. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and gave a notable speech - "I Have a Dream" - after the March on Washington, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in view of the monument dedicated to his memory. King is only one of four non-Presidents to have received such an honor, and the only African-American with a memorial in his honor on the Mall. Open to the public in 2011, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is a peaceful place to visit.
Hours -Open 24/7. Rangers are on duty and can answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every day.
Events -Tours are given by Park Rangers on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Look for Dr. King's quotes carved onto the Memorial
- View the cherry trees and Tidal Basin
- Visit the Bookstore
- Take a tour with a ranger