MLK Memorial Bridge

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    This remarkable tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The arch mimics the appearance of the bridge at Selma, Alabama, where peaceful marchers were attacked by law enforcement officers in 1965 on a shameful day in our history. It is painted black and adds significant beauty to the downtown cityscape. At night it is adorned with lights of many colors and it is worth a trip to Fort Wayne to see this artful memorial to MLK. One very interesting side note: As I was putting away my camera and getting ready to leave, a group of three teenage girls, obviously friends, came walking across the bridge. One girl was black, one was white, and one was hispanic, and I thought, yes, we really are making progress. Dr. King would be pleased!

    The MLK club of Fort Wayne very kindly chose this photo for the cover of their 2013 Unity Day Celebration souvenir booklet!

    1. Lee Casebere 33 months ago | reply

      Keith, this is lovely!! When you started posting photos to Flickr, I was looking forward to seeing lots of excellent wildflower photos since you are so good at it. I'm not seeing many wildflowers here lately, but I have to say that I'm really enjoying your collection of vintage buildings and signs, night time neon photos, and various other renditions of night time lighting. Great stuff!!!!! I love it!! That said, I would still enjoy seeing more wildflowers!! LOL!! Keep ALL the good stuff coming!!!

    2. Keith Board 33 months ago | reply

      Thanks so very much, Lee. I have idolized your photography for decades, so your kind words and encouragement mean a lot. As it became apparent that a drought was getting under way back in May, I decided to avoid natural areas in hopes of avoiding tick bites. Tick populations always increase dramatically during drought, and I didn't want yet another dose of Lyme Disease. I'll get some native plants shots on here soon!

    3. VisitFortWayne 10 months ago | reply

      Would you be interested in allowing us to use this photo for promotional purposes? If so, can you email me at kristen@visitfortwayne.com?

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