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Martin Luther &
Coretta Scott King Memorial

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The mission of the Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial of Lehigh Valley commemorates the life and continues the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

The memorial, programs, and initiatives honor the King Family and address issues of civil rights, world peace, and economic equity for all. The organization unveiled the Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial on January 17, 2011. The statue makes this memorial site the only in the world to have a statue memorial dedicated to both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, marching together.

The memorial features Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King as if they are walking, looking forward, while Coretta is holding Dr. King's arm. The bronze statue was created by the artist Ed Dwight, known for many civil rights activist statues across the US.

Coretta Scott King was one of the civil rights movement leaders, a singer, and an author. She was the wife of the civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a mother of 4. After her husband's assassination in 1968, she continued her activism work advocating equal rights for all.

The memorial is located at the Harry A. Roberts Plaza on Union Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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