Mountaintop @ Reflections Park - Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 08.320 W 090° 03.270
15S E 768367 N 3892393
Quick Description: I Have Been to the Mountaintop - Created in 1977 by Richard Hunt. The abstract steel sculpture relocated to the Reflection Park, is now a focal point for those seeking to understand Dr. M. L. King Jr's. impact on Memphis, the USA. & the World.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2018 5:15:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMYBJD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park occupies land at the northwest corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard & South Second Street.

The Memorial park & sculpture are just a few blocks a from several iconic locations that played a big factor in the life & death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Clayborn Temple, I Am A Man Plaza, the National Civil Rights Museum & the Lorraine Motel, where he was assassinated on the 4th of April 1968.

The massive 10 ton steel sculpture represents the subject, of MLK's Prophetic 'Mountaintop' Speech, his last ever speech made on April 3 1968.

From a press release & other support websites:
“The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park is another step in our work to place permanent installations in our city to remind future generations of the impact of Dr. King’s work,” Mayor Strickland said. “Along with our new I AM A MAN Plaza, the National Civil Rights Museum, and so many other significant places in our city, we are advancing the commemoration of what Dr. King meant to Memphis.”

The Reflection Park site, AKA as MLK50 Plaza is comprised of the relocated cor-ten steel abstract sculpture titled "I Have Been to the Mountaintop”, & several other plaques, & signs.

The park also includes images of never before seen photos from the Withers Collection. Rhodes College is currently assisting the Withers family with cataloguing thousands of undeveloped film and images that were in storage. Some of the site images will be sourced from those new photos."
Text Sources: (visit link) & (visit link) & (visit link)


Audio & Video excerpts of MLK's Mountaintop speech. (visit link) & (visit link)
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