Martin Luther King Memorial “Made in China”

0 Posted by - August 23, 2011 - Career & Business

 Martin Luther King Memorial Made in China*Taken from the Telegraph. Video at link.

It is perhaps a fitting tribute to racial co-operation. However, the decision to outsource to China the carving of a new national memorial to Martin Luther King has raised eyebrows in the United States.

The 30ft-tall statue, which forms the centrepiece of a $120 million (£73 million), four-acre memorial to Dr King, opened to the public on Monday on the National Mall in Washington. It is the only memorial on the Mall that does not honour a president or fallen soldiers.

Standing in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the statue shows Dr King emerging from a mountain of Chinese granite with his arms crossed and is called The Stone of Hope.

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  • beaufortninja August 23, 2011 - 5:45 PM

    Embarrassing. Whoever made the decision to outsource that should be fired.