Community Spotlight: MLK Jr Monument (Downtown Compton)

Community Spotlight: MLK Jr Monument (Downtown Compton)

The Martin Luther King Jr Monument is the centerpiece of the City of Compton’s Civic Center. Completed in 1977, the MLK, Jr. Monument was designed as a tribute to the civic right leader and a signal to the shift in communal ascension. The landmark is a collaboration between Canadian artist Gerald Gladstone and African American architect Harold L. Williams of Kinsey Mead & Williams.

The MLK, Jr. is located in downtown Compton, on Compton Blvd Between Acacia Ave and Willowbrook Ave.


Read the original article on the LA Conservancy website.

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