The Unified Civic Monuments Project is an initiative to commemorate social justice and honor the historic legacies of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan. The project proposes to publicly place a total of 4 monuments in 2022. Two complementary monuments, one in each city, would represent recognized civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Two additional monuments, unique to each city, would honor a historic figure specific to that city. Artists are invited to submit a statement of interest and qualifications to design and create these important new monuments.
This project is led by the founders of the African American History & Literature Gallery in Benton Harbor, Michigan – with the support of Krasl Art Center, Lake Michigan College, the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Arts & Culture Social Justice Group, Berrien Community Foundation, and the cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph.
BIPOC artists will be given preference.
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