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The Man Finally Wins, Martin Luther King Jr Memorialized in White

Today, the Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial opened in the nation’s capital. The project includes a 28 ft tall granite monument on the National Mall carved by Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin. It is the first monument to a non-US president on the National Mall and the first dedicated to a black American, except, well, it is memorialized in white … to fit in, we assume.