Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

This weekend was the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.  Also in October 1964 , he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

 The monument design was based on his famous speech, I Have a Dream, in which he states  "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."  See http://washington.org/visiting/experience-dc/mlk-memorial

The action figures that  have a connection to Martin Luther King's life.

(Samuel Jackson, Benjamin Banneker, Pres. Obama, Nelson Mandela)

 Samuel Jackson- Playing Martin Luther King in the Broadway Play, "On the Mountaintop".

Benjamin Banneker was an  author, scientist, mathematician, farmer, astronomer, publisher and urban planner.  He assisted in surveying the city that would become the nation's captial. (www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p84.html).

Other winners of the Nobel Peace Price:
President Barack Obama gave a speech at the dedication on Sunday.  He won  the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
Nelson Mandela won  in 1993.

The Olmec Toy Company created a Martin Luther King figure in 1992.  I do not own this figure but there is a picture on http://www.blackdollcollecting.blogspot.com/ on the January  18, 2010 posting.


  1. Very informative. I watched the dedication live on TV One. It was very touching and thought provoking.

    Thanks for linking to my blog.


  2. Awesome. Thanks for doing this wonderful tribute.

  3. You are welcome. I am glad you enjoyed it.