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New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

I Have A Dream

 
 
I Have A Dream Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. I Have A Dream Monument
Inscription.
I Have A Dream
Doctor
Martin Luther
King, Jr.
1929 - 1968

We have inherited a large house, a great world house in which we have to live together – black and white, easterner and westener, gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Moslem and Hindu A family unduly separated in ideas, culture and interest, who because we can never again live apart, must somehow learn to live with each other in peace.

Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
 
Location. 41° 40.439′ N, 72° 46.382′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and North Street, on the right when traveling north on Martin Luther King Drive. Click for map. Located in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06051, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairview Cemetery (approx. mile away); Lorenzo Deming (approx. mile away); Honored Veterans Walk With God
I Have A Dream Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. I Have A Dream Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Fourth Ward WWII Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Leo A. Milewski Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1st Sgt. Henry J. Szczesny (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Britain (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Britain Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Britain.
 
More about this marker. The primary artist of the piece was Derrick L. Barrett. Luigi Tempesta was the carver and New Britain Monumental Works was the fabricator. The monument was a gift of the Mary Macleod Bethune Club of New Britain. Within a year of its erection, the monument had suffered 1,000 dollars worth of damage. In 1993 it was moved from East Main street in a small traffic triangle to Stanley Street in Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Dedication Plaque
( behind the monument )
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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