Groundbreaking for monuments to Martin Luther King, Jr. to be held in Berrien County on Juneteenth

Renderings of the monuments

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The groundbreaking for new moments to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place on Juneteenth this year, on June 19 in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph.

The Unified Civic Monuments Project is inviting the public to the event, which starts at Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park at 4:30 p.m. for the Benton Harbor monument.

Attendees will then board buses to the St. Joseph site at Margaret Upton Arboretum along the St. Joseph River.

The monuments, which were designed by David Alan Clark and Harold Woodridge, show Martin Luther King, Jr. inspiring the youth to pursue togetherness and justice.

The unveiling of the monuments will occur in the fall.

More information can be found here.

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