West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. landmark Memorial was completed in 2004, commemorating his life, work and civil rights activism. The largest of its kind in Florida and southern parts of the United States, the landmark embodies his fight to bring about social justice, economic equity and equality. In 1964, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the civil rights movement and steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice throughout nonviolent action.
The landmark memorials design is in gold and black to reflect the colors of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., his fraternity at Boston University. In 1956, he was the recipient of the Alpha Award of Honor for “Christian leadership in the cause of first class citizenship for all mankind.”
Erected 2021 by City of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach FL 33407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northwood Road Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. half a mile away); Duck's Nest (approx. half a mile away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Industrial High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Northwood Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Northwest Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Palm Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2021, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.