Martin Luther King JR Memorial
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ABOUT THE PARK
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park is a four-and-a-half acre City of Seattle park on the east side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, between South Walker and South Bayview Streets. The park is designed around a black granite 'mountain' — a dramatic, thirty-foot sculpture inspired by the civil rights leader's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, made the day before he was assassinated in 1968.Acreage: 4.3
A homegrown campaign built the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, turning a vacant hillside into a 4.2 acre memorial to the slain civil rights leader. Its center piece is a 30-foot sculpture in a reflecting pool; tiles describe the important events and inspiring words of Dr. King's life, and display the names of the many contributors to the memorial.
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