New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
I Have A Dream
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairview Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Lorenzo Deming (approx. ¼ mile away); Honored Veterans Walk With God (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). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2022, by Alondra Maldonado of Hartford Ct., Connecticut. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.