Martin Luther King Jr. Mural


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Transcript:
SAN DIEGO'S FIRST LARGE SCALE MEMORIAL HONORING AMERICA'S MOST FAMES CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER IS
NOW ON DISPLAY, ON AN EMBANKMENT STRETCHING BETWEEN HOME AND EUCLID AVENUE'S, ALSO KNOWN
AS THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FREEWAY. THE WRAPPING OFF OF SAN DIEGO PUBLIC ART IS
COMING DOWN, SEVEN YEARS AFTER THE PROJECT WENT UP.
HEADING EAST BOUND. PHILLIP IS THE MAIN ARTIST COMMISSIONED BY
THE CITY IN 2005 TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT. >> >>: I DROVE ACROSS THE BRIMMING AND CAUGHT
A GLIMPSE OF IT. >> >>DWANE: NOW HE AND PORTRAIT ARTIST ARE
GETTING A CLOSE UP LOOK AT SAN DIEGO'S FIRST LARGE SCALE MEMORIAL TO DR.ハMARTIN LUTHER
KING JR. IT'S ABOUT 20 FEET HIGH, AT ITS PEEK, AND
225ハFEET LONG. >> >>: IS IT WHAT YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE?
>> >>: YES, AND SEEING IT IN PLACE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S FOE WAY YOU CAN COMPARE WHAT YOU SEE
ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN OR PRINTED OUT ON A PIECE OF PAPER THIS BIG TO THE IMPACT THAT
IT HAS WHERE IT IS RIGHT NOW. >> >>DWANE: THE IMAGES STENCILED INTO THE
CONCRETE ARE SO LIFE LIKE, YOU CAN ALMOST IMAGINE DR.ハKING SAYINGハ
>> >>: FROM THE FORMER SLAVES AND SONS OF FORMER SLAVE OWNERS WILL THEY BE ABLE TO SIT
DOWN TOGETHER AT THE TABLE OF BROTHER HOOD, I HAVE A DREAM.
>> >>DWANE: NEIL SHIGLY CREATED THE THREE IMAGES SEEN ON THE MURAL.
>> >>: HE'S CHANGED THE LIVES FOR PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, AROUND THE WORLD, CHANGED HOW
PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THEMSELVES. >> >>DWANE: SHIGLY'S OBJECTIVE WAS TO CAPTURE
THE LIKENESS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER. >> >>: IF EVEN ONE PERSON LOOKS AT THIS AND
GETS SOME KIND OF SENSE OF HIS SPIRIT, VICTORY BIG TIME.
>> >>DWANE: THIS MURAL IS A SYMBOL OF DR.ハKING'S ORATORY POWER, THE ABILITY TO USE WORDS TO
MOVE PEOPLE. AND THE BIRDS REPRESENT HOPE AND FREEDOM.
>> >>: ANYBODY WHO'S LISTENED TO ANY OF HIS SPEECHES CAN'T HELP BUT BE MOVED AND RECOGNIZE
THIS MAN WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY BEING. >> >>: ONE DAY LIVE IN A NATION WHERE THEY
WILL NOT BE JUDGED BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN BUT BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER.
I HAVE A DREAM TODAY. >> >>DWANE: TODAY THE SCAFFOLDING CAME DOWN.
ON SATURDAY OCTOBERハ20 AN OFFICIAL PUBLIC CEREMONY WILL ALSO BE HELD.