THE MLK LIVING MEMORIAL

Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) led the nearly decade-long, community-driven creation of the very first permanent memorial to Dr. King and the Chicago Freedom Movement in the state of Illinois. A citywide Planning Committee representing over 40 different institutions, foundations and community partners oversaw the development of the MLK Living Memorial Project. The MLK Living Memorial Project was supported by a diverse cross-section of funders: leading philanthropies, corporations, community organizations, religious institutions and generous individuals.

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MLK Living Memorial Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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The 1000 Mile March

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Takin' It to the Streets Festival 2016

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Takin' It to the Streets Festival 2016

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MLK Living Memorial Planning Committee

THE JOURNEY TO JUSTICE CONTINUES

The narrative of Marquette Park was transformed during one extraordinary weekend in August 2016 via the historic 1000 Mile March, Takin’ It to the Streets festival, and the unveiling of the MLK Living Memorial. As we reflect on this powerful legacy and celebrate our collective successes and struggles, we are reminded that the journey to justice should never be taken for granted. Rather, it continues on.

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