The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
[Dedication by Royal Cortissoz, above the statue by sculptor Daniel Chester French:]
as in the hearts of the people
for whom he saved the Union
the memory of Abraham Lincoln
is enshrined forever."
[Inscription on deck above the grand staircase:]
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The March on Washington
for Jobs and Freedom
August 28, 1963
[Panel on terrace below the grand staircase:]
at the heart of Lincoln’s purpose,
is symbolized in his Memorial
by 36 columns beneath the names
of the 36 States composing
the Union in his lifetime.
When the Memorial was designed, the
Union included the 48 States
named on the attic frieze.
A generation later, in 1959
ALASKA and HAWAII
attained Statehood fully
joining their destinies with
the United States of America
E Pluribus Unum
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr., and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 53.356′ N, 77° 2.993′ Click for map. The Memorial is accessible to pedestrians at the west end of the National Mall, between Constitution Ave, NW (US 50) and Independence Avenue, SW. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alaska and Hawaii (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Legacy of Healing and Hope (about 700 feet away); John Ericsson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pharmacists' War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); National Academy of Sciences (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in The National Mall.
Also see . . .
1. Lincolm Memorial.
2. Marian Anderson and Her Lincoln Memorial Concert.
3. Martin Luther King - "I Have a Dream". Lincoln Memorial - 1963
4. March on Washington commemorated by thousands of celebrants at Lincoln Memoria.
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