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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monument Dedication & Celebration


Pillars of Hope and Justice commemorates the historic visit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Fort Wayne in June 1963, where he shared his vision of nonviolent resistance. The monument features six pillars set in a circular configuration around a stone or concrete plaza. Each pillar will evoke both ancient architectural pillars and growing reeds of papyrus that emerge from the ground and bend outwards at the top. The monument will be placed at the northwest corner of West Main Street and Ewing Street.

Join us for the dedication of the public art monument followed by a 60th anniversary celebration featuring Martin Luther King III.

Monument dedication - 6pm on northwest corner of West Main and Ewing Streets.
60th Anniversary Celebration - 7pm at USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.
Event parking is available at the Univerisity of Saint Francis parking lot on the sourth side of West Main Street between Ewing and Berry Streets.



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