The MLK Memorial was released from its cage of scaffolding today in preparation for its ceremonial dedication amidst 4 acres of prime real estate in the National Mall – situated between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials on August 28th. This dedication falls on the 48th anniversary of King’s delivery of his “I have a dream” speech from a spot nearby.

Sculpted by Master Lei Yixin of China, it stands 30 feet tall and is quite an impressive work of public art. The first non-white, non-presidential edifice on the mall – epic!

🙂 :: More photos at the Christian Science Monitor

Update: In light of Hurricane Irene that is looming towards/through the east coast, I heard recently that the dedication has been postponed.

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