On this website find the bronze MLK statue, that was placed without permission in the Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam and its unveiling, the 50 MLK statues project and the Selma Remembrance Walk Amsterdam.
Op deze website het verhaal over het illegaal geplaatste bronzen MLK-beeld in het Martin Luther Kingpark in Amsterdam en de onthulling, het project met de 50 MLK beeldjes en de Martin Luther King Vijfdaagse.
Remember the March from Selma to Montgomery, from March 21-25. Five day walk (54mi) in Amsterdam.
Click for the routes, gpx, info, PDF's and more.
Vijf wandelingen (87km) in Amsterdam om de mars van Selma naar Montgomery te herdenken, van 21 t/m 25 maart.
Klik voor de routes, gpx, info, PDF's en meer.
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.
Click for an overview and the stories of the 50 statues.
Author Jonathan Eig received a bronze statues at the launch of his book KING, A Life, in New York, May 2023.
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.