The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial Project was established on August 5, 2016, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic 1966 march through Chicago’s Marquette Park. Recalling the larger legacy of the march – and remembering the struggle for justice and equity – is more urgent now than ever in our city, across our nation and around the world. For more than a decade, high school students, community organizers, public officials and religious leaders from all walks of life worked towards building Chicago’s very first memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK Living Memorial was designed and constructed by Sonja Henderson and John Pitman Weber of the Chicago Public Art Group.