This bust of Dr. King stands in front of the Brown Chapel, AME Church, the site for rallies and the starting point for three marches to Montgomery.
This 28-foot-tall memorial to Dr. King also includes Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Gandhi and Frederick Douglass. surrounding the central statue are standing tablets upon which are engraved timelines in civil rights history in America and quotes from King's speeches. The $1.2 million memorial, designed and sculpted by Denver resident Ed Dwight stands at Denver City Park.
Standing at South Elm St. and Martin Luther King Dr. in Greensboro, this statue has a plaque that reads: "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was scheduled to speak at Trinity AME Zion Church in Greensboro on April 4, 1968. He canceled his visit to remain in Memphis where he was assassinated on that day."
This 1970 bronze sculpture by Charles Alston from the National Portrait Gallery is on loan to the White House in Washington, D.C.
THIS LIFE-SIZE BUST OF DR. KING, BY DONALD DE LUE, SITS AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY.
A 9-foot-high bronze sculpture in Chicago present Martin Luther King, Jr. as an African Chieftain. He holds a Coptic cross and an Indian Prayer Wheel topped with a globe. The tiger-tooth necklace indicates courage, and the side shields of the mask, one who shuns evil. A dove of peace sits on his head and he wears the Nobel Peace Prize medal around his neck. Sculpted by artist Geraldine McCullough, the bronze is located on the front lawn of the Martin Luther King Plaza Apartments, 3234 West Madison, Chicago.
The bronze by Sculptor Lisa Reinertson shows Dr. King dressed in a suit covered by a clerical robe. Captured in the tucks and folds of the robe are scenes of major evens of the Civil Rights Movement, including: Rosa Parks seated on a bus; MLK in a jail cell contemplating Gandhi; Civil Rights marches, a fireman spraying water, Dr. King's family; and, a hanging by the Ku Klux Klan.
MARTIN LUTHER KING QUOTES
On the base of the statue are the following MLK quotes:
Front of Base -- "Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history which cuts without wounding, and enables the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals."
Back of Base -- "True peace is not merely the absence of tension. It is the presence of justice."
North Side of Base -- "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgement. Life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others."
South Side of Base -- "Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness and all of the shallow things will not matter. I just want to leave a committed life behind."
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