ABC-TV Chicago, 1/18/16, 6 p.m. newscast

Sculpting from more than 15,000 pounds of clay, artists begin the early stages of a living memorial honor Dr. King.

“The imagery is on three walls,” explains artist Sonja Henderson. “There are six sides. Each wall has an image of Dr. King on it and the community coming together.”

The memorial will be permanently placed in Chicago’s Marquette Park where, almost 50 years ago, Dr. King marched for equal and fair housing. Since so many homes on the southwest side are brick, artists Sonja Henderson and John Pittman Weber say the material is appropriate for the project… CONTINUE READING