Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Photo

Barbara Grygutis, 1993, granite, brick, ceramic tile & sod
MKT Nature and Fitness Trail, Stadium Boulevard entrance
Stadium Boulevard, Columbia, MO

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This site-specific environmental sculpture resembling a small amphitheater was commissioned as a memorial to civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The sculpture includes eight triangular columns of varying heights. Each column displays an excerpt from King’s writings, which were selected by Dr. Linda Bolton. The memorial was dedicated on August 28, 1993, thirty years to the day of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. In 2006, repairs to correct water drainage problems at the site were completed and the sculpture was rededicated.