Yesterday I spoke of Dr. Martin Luther King’s powerful oratory skills, and his ability to uplift a people who were beaten and demoralized. His words still find a way to prick our hearts and give us joy, but now, not only his words will live on, but his image as well. As you may, or may not, know Washington D.C. has commissioned and opened a memorial dedicated to Dr.King. The monument is located south west of the National Mall in D.C., the very same place where he delivered a speech that would shock the world, and give a dream to millions of people.
It took over 20 years to raise funds, construct, and complete the project since being approved by the National Commission of Fine Arts, but we all know great things take time. This great monument is constructed from an exert of Dr. King’s speech on the National Mall, “Out of a mountain of despair, A stone of hope.” So out of a mountain of granite, Dr. King is carved out as our stone of hope.