Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Dr. King was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King is remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his "I Have a Dream" speech. Through his activism and inspirational speeches, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Civil Rights Act ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He was assassinated in April 1968 and continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history. #mlk#martinlutherkingjr#civilrights#blackhistorymonth @thekingcenter #love#corettascottking#mlkmemorial#election #art#photography#pcmlk#pcportrait#digitalart#illustration#plaincut#instablackandwhite#instachile#instabeauty#instadesign#instamoment#instaphoto#insta#dreamweavers#friezela#friezeartfair
MLK, Jr memorial. As my classmate said, DC is a lot of statues of white guys on horses. This makes for a notable change. Still looking for a memorial to a woman/women. Anyone? Anyone? . #mlkmemorial#lizziedigsdc
Pictured here is the Civil Rights mural at Martin Luther King Memorial Park in Atlanta. On this week’s @_backstory_ podcast, our host Nathan showcases some of BackStory’s best content about African American history in honor of Black History Month. In this episode, hear about one historian’s heartbreaking research into the human effects of lynching to the extraordinary story of Korla Pandit, the turban-wearing showman of California’s cocktail lounges. We’re also sharing a segment from “Scene On Radio” about the racial cleansing in Corbin, Kentucky that took place 100 years ago, but mostly remains hidden from the town’s official history. Listen to the podcast using the link in our bio!
Today - 4:30pm at the #mlkmemorial come out and join @dctography and @abpanphoto as they lead a walk "A study of light". The Tidal Basin and the surrounding areas as everyone who follows me knows is one of my favorite areas for sunrise just because of reflections, lights and textures (Not to mention these small cherry blossom trees in March/April). A rare sunset shoot for me so I will be out and about a bit early since I will be coming in on the metro and walking over. Hope to see everyone there! ---- Sony A7RIII --- 5:45am -- Sony 24-105/45mm - 1.3sec, F/4, ISO 100, Tripod.
I’m a few days late for MLK day, but it was such an honor traveling to DC last summer and being able to see all the spectacular memorials and historical monuments. This huge statue was truly stunning, and I wish we’d had more time to spend there. . . . #photography#photo#mlk#mlkmemorial#washingtondc#statue#iphone7
Day 3. Granite. On the left is a small granite cave we found while hiking #flumegorge in the #whitemountains today. On the right, are my kids, about 600 miles away, at the #mlkmemorial in DC. Also made of granite! My daughter was adamant about seeing the memorial and my wife (@justcallcass) made it happen; like she does with so many things we request. I took over 300 photos today during our hike and trips to local breweries (@reklisbrewing and @woodstockbrewing), but I don't think I'll find a photo I like more than the one on the right.
"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, opened in 2011 on the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March. Truthfully, I didn't spend a lot of time here. I parallel parked in a spot without paying and got out, lapped the memorial, read a few inscriptions, and took this picture. After that, I was back in the car to avoid any fines. Speaking of the inscriptions, there are fourteen quotes from Dr. King written on the Inscription Wall which range from quotes made in the 1950's and 1960's. The quotes are not in chronological order, interestingly enough. I managed to eavesdrop that little bit of information from a tour group as I lapped the memorial. Another bit that I overheard was that it took roughly two decades to fund this memorial. I'm not sure if it's just me, but after hearing that, then fact checking it, it just felt strange knowing it took that long.