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Monuments to a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials

Jan 17 2010
Instructions
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Ever since Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, communities across the U.S. have sought ways to memorialize the ideals King and the civil rights movement came to stand for. Identify the locations of the following monuments to King, each presenting a unique view of his life and legacy.


  1. A statue of Martin Luther King, Jr., stands on a pedestal engraved with these words: “His dream liberated [. . .] from itself and began a new day of love, mutual respect, and cooperation.” Which city’s name fills in the gap?
    A.

    Birmingham, AL

    B.

    Atlanta, GA

    C.

    St. Augustine, FL

    D.

    Memphis, TN


  2. A 30-foot-tall black granite pinnacle encircled by spirals of steel rises from a pool of water in front of you. You’re standing in front of a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. in what city?
    A.

    Salem, NC

    B.

    Memphis, TN

    C.

    Scottsboro, AL

    D.

    Seattle, WA


  3. A well-muscled African American man, wearing only a loincloth and cast in bronze, holds his newborn up to the sky. Which city are you visiting now?
    A.

    Birmingham, AL

    B.

    New Orleans, LA

    C.

    Salem, NC

    D.

    Atlanta, GA


  4. Surrounded by trees, you walk from one upwelling of water to the next. Each small fountain, set back into a semicircular niche of stone, commemorates a martyr to the civil rights movement. You’re strolling through the King memorial in which city?
    A.

    Atlanta, GA

    B.

    Memphis, TN

    C.

    Washington, DC

    D.

    Honolulu, HI