Skip to comments.Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Posted on 08/22/2011 12:49:12 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
The memorial sits on the National Mall near the Tidal Basin, between memorials honoring Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. It includes a 30-foot-tall sculpture of King and a 450-foot-long granite wall inscribed with 14 quotations from the civil rights leader.
The Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin:
The Location on The Mall:
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has a Mao look to it
Something else we outsourced, huh?
What? Meer stone? We wants gold! An’ a umbrella over it so’s the pigeons can’t shit on it.
Given the King family’s history of charging everybody else for anything having to do with Dr. King, did Dr. King’s children charge the government for rights to Dr. King’s likeness and the use of his speeches?
Best comment so far: “So when did MLK get encased in carbonite?”
That looks like something you’d find on a Soviet memorial to the “Great Patriotic War,” more than a memorial to MLK. That arms-folded pose just looks wrong. Shouldn’t they have put him in a pose from the “I Have a Dream” speech?
Any mention on the granite wall of how the democrats tried to block any and all civil rights legislation at every turn?
There has been some criticism of this. Apparently, it’s the content of the sculptor’s character that was taken into consideration.
Personally, I kind of like the memorial. I like the breaking the wall aspect of it.
MLK, Jr. is believed to have been a Republican. And ... in a time when there are lefty extremists encouraging a violent revolution to get what they want ... I appreciate MLK’s non-violent stance.
Somebody got ripped off. I'd be pissed.
Looks like he’s coming out of deep freeze, ala Han Solo...
Looks like DC has its road salt piled up and ready to go for the upcoming winter
Ripped off? Heh. We saw it. It isn’t that impressive. Nothing can compare to Washington, Lincoln or Jefferson, and I don’t think the artist even tried to reach that height of beauty, because it would be impossible.
I don’t think the King memorial belongs in that location, anyway. I think the Tidal Basin should have been reserved for the presidents.
However, if King hadn’t been placed on the Basin, you just know people would have wanted to put a statue of Obama there one day. If I had to choose between King or Obama there, I would have to go with King.
Last I heard, they didn’t have all the funds for the King site, yet.
I still think the worst is the FDR monstrosity. That should be torn down, and turned into a parking lot. It would be a better use of that particular location, until Reagan’s memorial is put up covering what used to be the FDR memorial.
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