Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MLK standing tall!

The Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial has been unveiled.   The memorial opened yesterday in Washington, DC at 11A.  The statue is the largest in the National Mall standing approximately 30 feet tall.

The inspiration  for the "Stone of Hope" of which Dr. King's is scuplted from is a phrase from his "I have a Dream" speech, "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."

Unfortunately, the statue has already created some controversy.   Some people contend that Dr. King appears confrontational and his demeanor is grim.  Additionally, some individuals are offended that the sculptor is a chinese artist.

What do you think?  Does it matter who created the sculpture?  Do you think the artists depiction of Dr. King is an accurate one?

Until next time....

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