The latest homage to Dr. King, inaugurated in 2011, is a 30-foot statue – the only such monument here to a non-president. OK, so it was created by a sculptor from Communist China, but it’s still moving. Also in the District, Cultural Tourism DC has information on the local self-guided African-American Heritage Trail, of which other local MLK-linked sites are prominent - with the Lincoln Memorial, of course, at the top of the list thanks to the “I Have a Dream” speech (left).  And of course the recently inaugurated Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture includes generous coverage of the Civil Rights movement and King's leading role in it.

Read more in my post The USA's Top Martin Luther King Jr. Sites.



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