Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929 ~ 1968)
— The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. —
“If you are cut down in a movement that is designed to save the soul of a nation, then no other death could be more redemptive. We must somehow believe that unearned suffering is redemptive. We must work passionately and indefatigably to bridge the gulf between our scientific progress and our moral progress. One of the great problems of mankind is that we suffer from a poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually.”
Erected 1993 by Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee.
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.
Location. 41° 55.089′ N, 83° 23.885′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from W. Elm Avenue west of North Monroe Street (Michigan Route 125). The marker is located Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 West Elm Avenue, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Raisin Legacy Project (a few steps from this marker); Major-General George Armstrong Custer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic River Raisin (about 400 feet away); General George A. Custer (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named River Raisin Legacy Project (about 400 feet away); St. Mary Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); First American Flag (about 400 feet away); George Armstrong Custer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
More about this marker. The marker is accessed by walking through St. Mary's Park near the River Raisin footbridge. St. Mary's park is located on West Elm Avenue, just east of the intersection with Monroe Street. St. Mary's Church is located on the northeast corner of the West Elm Avenue and Monroe Street intersection.
Also see . . . The River Raisin Heritage Trail. Numerous historical sites and war monuments can be found along the River Raisin Heritage trail which passes by this Martin Luther King, Jr., marker. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
1. Martin Luther King quotes
This sign appears to be a combination of the first two quotations and part of the third quotation from page 67 of The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Newmarket Press, 1987).
— Submitted July 14, 2022,
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 22, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.