On April 4, 2018, it was the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King's assassination. To keep his Dream alive, 50 identical statues were placed from Memphis to Amsterdam on locations that refer to slavery and places that emphasize the importance to end racism and fight for equality, regardless of gender, religion and race. History may not be forgotten.
To remember the march from Selma to Montgomery, from March 21-25, 1965, you can walk 5 circular walks of the exact same length, 54 miles, in Amsterdam. It will lead you through 15 parks and along places that are connected to Dr. King, racism, and the slavery history. The 5 walks of 10-12 miles start in the Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam. Keep the dream alive! Click for the routes, gpx, PDF and more.
Om de mars van Selma naar Montgomery te herdenken, van 21 t/m 25 maart 1965, kunnen er 5 rondwandelingen van 16-20 km worden gelopen in Amsterdam vanuit het Martin Luther Kingpark, samen exact de afstand van Selma naar Montgomery: 87 km. De routes gaan door 15 parken en langs plekken die herinneren aan Dr. King, racisme en het slavernijverleden. Click voor de routes, gpx, PDF en meer.
A brilliant second intervention. After the statue was beheaded while standing next to the National Slavery Monument in Amsterdam in 2018, it was brought to the Artistic Repair Shop in the Keti Koti month (celebrating the abolition of slavery, June 2020). Artist Oscar Peters created this excellent and touching new statue, in the spirit of the Back Lives Matter protests, after the death by police violence of George Floyd, May 25, 2020.
13 of the 50 statues got vandalized or disappeared, read more.