Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Commemorates the man who won African Americans their freedom.
~Located in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.
~Opened to the public on August 22, 2011
~1st memorial dedicated to an African-American in the National Mall
~The street address this memorial is located on is 1964 Independence Avenue. This is a direct reference to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
~Built between 2009 and 2011, though it had two decades of planning
~The statue of Martin Luther King Jr. is 30 feet tall