Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO

This memorial to Dr. King was commissioned by the City of Denver. It features a central, core element where Dr. King is metaphorically "standing on the shoulders" of Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Frederick Douglas and Sojourner Truth. On the main pedestal is a tribute to Dr. King's Nobel Peace Prize. On each side of the main pedestal are two bas-relief panels that highlight the history of African Americans - from slavery to the marches of the 1960s.

In addition, four granite historic panel elements highlight historic dates and facts, as well as Dr. King's quotations on: Slavery, The Civil Rights Struggle, Justice and Living The Dream. Each of these panels features a bronze sculpture that depicts, in visual form, the theme of the historic elements. The sculpture assemblage is twenty-six feet tall and the materials are granite and cast bronze.

The monument was unveiled in 2002.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, City Park, Denver, CO

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