MLK JR. PROMENADE
After years of BHCC's advocating for its construction the The MLK Promenade, located at 2399 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, opened to the public on February 23rd, 2019 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King as well as provide a cultural gathering area for educational and community activities. Visitors can take a cultural journey through history using smartphone to navigate through a variety of interactive feature. There’s a ceramic tile retainer wall with engraved bronze letters that boldly reads,
"I HAVE A DREAM."
On top of the wall sits a 700 pound sculpture of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which was dedicated by the Broadway Heights Community Council after a decade of advocating for the Promenade's construction.
Urban Corps, the contractor for this project, held three workshops between April 2017 and March 2018 to present their design goals and gather community input from residents in the Broadway Heights neighborhood.
As you take a walk down the pristine street, you’ll see perfectly crafted decorative concrete wall columns with LED lighting, historical quotes, QR Codes, images of iconic civil rights activist, custom designed benches, large royal blue cement balls with quotes, information, definitions of community and racism. On one of the cement posts reads the six principles of non-violence, From The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
Thomas Vance, Broadway Heights Community Council President, shares information about the MLK Promenade.