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DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "The Symbolism and Metaphor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial" - Tuesday, January 21st, 1:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "The Symbolism and Metaphor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial" - Tuesday, January 21st, 1:00 pm ET

    Posted 01-14-2020 08:13
    Hi Everyone -

    Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled "The Symbolism and Metaphor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial" on Tuesday, January 21st from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET in the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's Rachel Carson Room.

    Surveying the landscape of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, one cannot help but be moved by the majesty and solemnity of the great monuments and memorials. Every year millions visit them, learning their qualities of symbolism which tell powerful stories of individuals and groups who contributed to the building of our great nation. This however is just part of the story, for each one is a tie that binds to the other. They form a poetic arrangement of sites which connect the great American narrative together. The latest addition, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, contributes mightily to this narrative. It possesses a blend of natural and architectural qualities which carry on the inspiring message of the great civil rights leader.

    Please join Park Ranger John Kirkpatrick as he discusses the most recent addition to the National Mall and Memorial Parks, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Ranger Kirkpatrick will look at the use of symbolism and metaphor in the design and placement of the memorial and its relationship with those other memorials that surround it on the National Mall.

    To register for this program, please go to the following link:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=urWTBhhLe02TQfMvQApUlFEdn8G3vZVKlnYWFjYkWjhUOEZJWjBYQVlSNjBTOEk3RTJBOVcyTE1DUi4u

    Please also note that we will be offering WebEx webinar access for this program. If you are interested in remote live access to this program, please note it on the online registration form.

    If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's online Contact Form at https://www.doi.gov/library/interior-library-contact-form. Please list the title of the program on the subject line and let us know if you wish to receive webinar access information.

    The Rachel Carson Room is located in the basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, adjacent to the cafeteria. The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington, DC.

    You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program and/or directions. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.

    We hope you can join us in person or virtually on January 21st!

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    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    E-Mail: George_Franchois@ios.doi.gov
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
    Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
    OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas
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