The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is the only monument dedicated to an African American on the National Mall in Washington DC. Find out more by watching and listening to this 60 second video we recorded and produced at the King Memorial on the 2nd day the new shrine was open to the public in August, 2011. This video was originally posted only on Facebook on August 24, 2011. 2018 update: Now posted to YouTube. We are not sure why at the end of the video we put February 23, 2011 on the screen. Probably a production mistake that should have said August 23, 2011. You'll see it's obviously summer!