Asked in African-American HistoryLincoln Memorial
Why was Lincoln Memorial an important location for King's speech to take place there?
January 18, 2008 5:45AM
Lincoln Memorial would have been a symbolic location for the ideals of Lincoln to be expressed in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech. Abraham Lincoln was the driving for behind the Emancipation Proclamation which granted freedom to slaves and gave them rights as U.S. citizens.