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Martin Luther King Jr. Monument and Mural

Martin Luther King Jr. Monument and Mural

A three-part memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. stands at the intersection of 40th Street and Lancaster and Haverford Avenues in Mantua, the site of the late civil rights leader’s Philadelphia “Freedom Now” rally on August 3, 1965. A bronze bust by artist Rebecca Rose depicts MLK Jr.; painter Cliff Eubanks’ mural evokes a photo from that day, while a historical marker explains the event’s significance.

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: African-American, Arts & Culture, History, Multicultural, Public Art

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