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Fort Wayne seeks input for MLK monument

A monument planned to look like this is scheduled to be unveiled at Berry and Ewing Streets in...
A monument planned to look like this is scheduled to be unveiled at Berry and Ewing Streets in June 2023, to honor a visit to Fort Wayne by Dr. Martin Luther King in 1963.(Staff)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 10:54 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) -The City of Fort Wayne is conducting a survey asking residents for input on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument.

The City selected phrases from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech on June 5, 1963, that can be put on the Pillars of Hope and Justice monument. The monument, in honor of the 60th anniversary of Dr. King’s visit to Fort Wayne, will feature six pillars set in a circle. The monument will be placed at the southeast corner of 420 West Berry Street where the speech took place, in June of 2023.

Residents interested in selecting which statements will appear on the monument can rank the statements on the City’s website.

The survey will be available until Feb. 28. Results of the survey will be shared with the public in the summer of 2022.

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