Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument
Description: A metal bust of Martin Luther King Jr, stands on a stone base featuring plaques on both the front and the back. Martin Luther King Jr., who appears to gaze into the distance, is depicted as he looked the day of his death.
Front plaques | Rear plaque
Front small plaque: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. / BY WILBUR LEE MAPP / 1994
Front large plaque, below the smaller one: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., / PLANNED TO SPEAK AT / TRINITY AME ZION CHURCH / IN GREENSBORO (A FEW BLOCKS / FROM HERE) ON APRIL 4, 1968. HE / CANCELED HIS VISIT TO GREENSBORO / TO REMAIN IN MEMPHIS WHERE HE / WAS ASSASSINATED ON THAT DAY
Rear: HATRED CONFUSES LIFE, / LOVE HARMONIZES IT. / HATRED DARKENS LIFE, / AND LOVE ILLUMINATES IT. / ---DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Dedication date: 12/3/1994
Creator: Wilbur Lee Map, Designer, Sculptor
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, granite
Post dedication use: The monument is often used as the end point in Greensboro's MLK Jr. Day parade.
Subject notes: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
Location: The bust looks west towards South Elm St.
Landscape: The bust stands on the corner of South Elm Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Surrounded by sidewalks on two sides, the sculpture is visible from the road.
Subjects: Historic Political Figures