There’s a new Martin Luther King Jr. statue where a wooden fence once stood physically separating Black and White residents in North Miami Beach.
The city unveiled the bronze likeness of the civil rights leader Monday with speeches by community activists and elected leaders, including City Commissioner Daniela Jean, who proposed the statue.
It stands tall at a segregation boundary torn down, in part, because of King’s work alongside other activists. Sanford-based American Bronze Foundry sculpted the work.
Emblazoned on its base is an enduring King quote: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics