The story of this Memorial is included in our Tidal Basin/Cherry Blossom Tour. Listen to a preview here and download this stop by itself or as part of the full tour!

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MLK Memorial

The youngest man to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, Martin Luther King, Jr., is the symbolic figurehead of the trials, tribulations, and hard-fought triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement. From the Montgomery bus boycott and Rosa Parks to the March on Washington and the I Have A Dream speech, Martin Luther King Jr. took the nonviolent practices of Mahatma Gandhi and transformed them into an American social force designed to end racial discrimination. The MLK Memorial erupts from the mountain of despair into a stone of hope that overlooks the Tidal Basin. The newest memorial in Washington D.C is not to be missed. Learn more on our Tidal Basin Memorials & Cherry Blossom Tours.