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.
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. Touch 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. ¼ mile away); Lorenzo Deming (approx. ¼ mile away); Honored Veterans Walk With God 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 675 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.