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Breaking of the Chains - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 42.548 W 117° 09.811
11S E 484674 N 3619053
Quick Description: This sculpture is an homage to Martin Luther King.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2016 5:27:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMRQPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Located on the Martin Luther King Promenade on Harbor Drive in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the sculpture is entitled "Breaking Chains".

The artist is Melvin Edwards and it is dated 1995.

The steel work depicts a large disk with a strand of chain links on the right .

The accompanying plaque reads:

"'ALONG THE WAY OF LIFE SOMEONE MUST
HAVE SENSE ENOUGH AND MORALITY
ENOUGH TO CUT OFF THE CHAIN OF HATE.
THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE BY PROJECTING
THE ETHIC OF LOVE TO THE CENTER OF
OUR LIVES'
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

TITLE: "BREAKING OF THE CHAINS"
ARTIST: MELVIN EDWARDS
1995 copyright

Commissioned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade
through the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego
and the Centre City Development Corporation"
Title: Breaking of the Chains

Artist: Melvin Edwards

Media (materials) used: Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade, San Diego

Date of creation or placement: 1995

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