Today Marvin and Huck visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Dr. King dreamed of a world with equality for all. His memorial stands between the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials on the National Mall. Did you know that more than 900 applicants from 52 countries tried to win the design honor. But only one person emerged the winner, Lei Yixin, a famous Chinese Sculptor. The placement of the monument was carefully crafted to sit among the cherry blossoms and the address of 1964 Independence Avenue references the 1964 Civil Rights act.
Marvin and Hank were inspired to know that the legs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were not completed in the statue. This was to symbolize that his work was to be continued. What can you do to continue his work in your town, city, or state? Share your findings on Social Media @dacia92 #MarvinandHuck and #ExpeditionsInEducation to receive your digital badge. You can also email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org SUBJECT: Marvin & Huck