Monday, 17 October 2011

BARACK OBAMA HONOURS MARTIN LUTHER KING; DEDICATES MEMORIAL (PICTURES)

US President Barack Obama today Sunday dedicated the new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall.
“In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who fathered this nation and those who defended it,” Obama said.

“A black preacher with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideals, a man who stirred our conscience and thereby helped make our union more perfect.”


A massive, 28-foot (nearly nine-meter) “Stone of Hope” statue in the likeness of King, carved out of white granite by renowned Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin, shows him gazing sternly out onto the horizon, arms folded.


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