Why the DREAMSTONE
Funds generated by the sale of the DREAMSTONE will be earmarked to facilitate and nurture human development predicated on Dr. King’s “Concept of Sombodiness”, that everybody is somebody. Funds will be used to provide support to benevolent organizations and individuals that advocate for a more just, social and economic structure to help families, women and children move out of poverty.
What is the DREAMSTONE
The DREAMSTONE is limited and a unique physical piece of history created with historic cobblestones from the Lincoln Memorial where hundreds of thousands gathered for the March on Washington. From there, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech penetrating the hearts of every soul within earshot. Handcrafted by artisans, this limited historic cobblestone is embedded within a clear three dimensional collectable lucite keepsake that is elegant in its appearance.
History of the DREAMSTONE
The main approachway to the Lincoln Memorial was comprised of a series of four gradually stepped platforms (see highlighted aerial photo below) which contained the historic cobblestone panels, individual cobblestones were salvaged to create the DREAMSTONE. The historic cobblestones are irregular in shape with individual sizes ranging from 1.5 to 3 inches in any one direction. The overall appearance of the cobblestones are worn and antiquated.
Authentication of the DREAMSTONE
The authentication process consisted of a systematic documentation from the salvaging/extraction of the historic cobblestones through the final embedding process. Each DREAMSTONE is authenticated by embedding a brief narrative commemorating and celebrating the March on Washington, Dr King‘s legacy and the “I Have a Dream” speech signed by National Park Service, Professional Engineer and a prominent Civil Rights Leader.