The block inscribed with "I Have A Dream" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC

Weekly Gem #101 Only love can do that

Published 1/15/2017

Location:  This 'hidden gem' is located near the top of the steps leading into the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, DC (see Clue Me! Map).  Most people who visit the Lincoln Memorial are unaware that they're also visiting the very spot of the Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a Dream" speech. He was peaceful, but far from passive. He called out people of all colors, and governments at all levels to do the right thing, and used phrasing that left little ambiguity about where he stood. 

"Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular?

But conscience asks the question - is it right?

And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;

but one must take it because it is right."

~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Love to you and yours.

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Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.

Clue

I have a dream

Description

The block inscribed with "I Have A Dream"

Why It's Interesting

This is the very place from which Martin Luther King, jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.