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A Stone of Hope: Chinese Sculptor Lei Yixin on his Creation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, becoming an iconic figure through his speeches and his use of nonviolent resistance. He led the famous March on Washington in 1963, where he gave his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
In 2011, a memorial park dedicated to the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. was opened on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The centerpiece of the memorial is a 30-foot statue of Dr. King, referred to as the “Stone of Hope.” Did you know that the granite statue was carved by Chinese master sculptor Lei Yixin? He once said about this experience, "In such a core area, carving such a special figure is not only a highest honor for Chinese artists, but also for artists all over the world."
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join us at the U.S. Consulate Guangzhou for a brief introduction to the life and legacy of Dr. King followed by a presentation by sculptor Lei Yixin on the development and creation of the beloved Martin Luther King, Jr. sculpture.
This event will be conducted primarily in Chinese.