Martin Luther King, Jr. - University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL
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N 30° 16.205 W 081° 30.460
17R E 451169 N 3348822
Quick Description: Three quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., are etched on the granite base on which his sculpture rests at the University of North Florida campus in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 1:01:22 PM
Waymark Code: WME7TT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
The statue of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was unveiled in the Peace Plaza of the University of North Florida (UNF) campus on February 28, 2012. The 8-foot 6-inch bronze statue was sculpted by artist Jasu Shilpi of India, the same artist who created the statue of Mahatma Gandhi that was placed in Peace Plaza in 2006. According to UNF, this is the first statue of Dr. King to be placed on a Florida college campus.

The statue stands on an approximately 4-foot tall granite base that is inscribed on the front side with:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
Nobel Peace Prize 1964

The remaining sides of the granite base have the following three quotes from Dr. King's speeches, sermons and writings:

- "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it."

- "We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

- "Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

The statue was purchased for $32,000 with funds raised through private donations and sponsored by UNF's Center for Intercultural Promotion, Education, and Advancement of Cultures and Ethnicities (PEACE).

Address:
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
USA


Website: Not listed

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