U.S. National Park Service

Martin Luther King, Jr.


A close up of the "Stone of Hope" sculpture at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the  National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Carved by artist Lei Yixinhe, the 30-foot-high statue was inspired by a line from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech: "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."  


See our biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.