It covers four acres (1.6 ha) and includes the Stone of Hope, a granite statue of Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King. The inspiration for the memorial design is a line from King's "I Have A Dream" speech: "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."
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- "The National Mall". National Mall Plan (PDF). Vol. Foundation statement for the National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Park. National Park Service. pp. 6–10. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
- Tavernise, Sabrina (August 23, 2011). "A Dream Fulfilled, Martin Luther King Memorial Opens". The New York Times.
- Cooper, Rachel. "Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC: Building a Memorial Honoring Martin Luther King Jr". About.com (part of The New York Times Company). Archived from the original on April 1, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2011.