"I Have a Dream" Inscription

Title

"I Have a Dream" Inscription

Description

Eighteen steps from the top landing of the Lincoln Memorial, an inscription marks the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood to give his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. The marker was placed in 2003 to mark the 40th anniversary of that speech. Coretta Scott King, Dr. King's widow, attended and spoke at the dedication.

Source

Internal archive, National Park Service.

Date

08/22/2003 (Dedicated)

Physical Description

The letters have been painted to make them easier to read.

Location

38°53′21.48″N 77°3′0.40″W

Type

Description

Eighteen steps from the top landing of the Lincoln Memorial, an inscription marks the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood to give his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. The marker was placed in 2003 to mark the 40th anniversary of that speech. Coretta Scott King, Dr. King's widow, attended and spoke at the dedication.

Date

08/22/2003 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Internal archive, National Park Service.