Yesterday, the stone sculpture of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled on the National Mall in Washington D.C. It has been a long time coming for this unveiling but as we know “Where there’s a will there’s a way!” The huge ‘Stone of Hope’ sculpture of Dr. King was created by Chinese artist Lei Yixin. The statue was erected near the George Washington Monument at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The memorial is the first on the National Mall to honor an African-American man and the first to honor a person who did not serve as president.
Engraved on one side of the statue are the words “OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN OF DESPAIR: A STONE OF HOPE.”
On the other side there is a quote stating “I was a drum major for justice peace and righteousness.”