MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL GARDENS
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA--USA
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL GARDENS, corner of Rock Quarry Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard. (919) 834-6264. More than 5,000 trees, shrubs and flowering plants surround a life-size bronze statue of the national civil rights leader. It is bordered by the King Memorial Wall of 2,400 named bricks recognizing state and national supporters of the facility. Off-street bus parking is available. Admission is free. Hours: Open daily for self-conducted visits. It is well lighted for 24 hours a day, all year round visits. It is on the beat of one of the finest Police and sheriff Departments in the South.
The Gardens, constructed by the King Committee in 1989, represents America's only public park dedicated solely to the memory of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. The park features the world's only life-sized bronze statue which depicts King in his clerical attire. The facility also features a 12-ton granite water monument honoring 26 civil rights and education heroes.
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