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Historic Indianapolis site looks to add art additions with community support

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 22:11:45-05

INDIANAPOLIS – A historic site in Indianapolis could welcome new artistic additions with the help of the community.

The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative is working to raising money to install two art pieces at the Landmark of Peace located in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Indy’s north side. 

The park is where Sen. Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech to the Indianapolis community the night King was assassinated. 

If funds are raised, they will help install a metal panel featuring a quote from Kennedy’s speech given on April 4, 1968. A graphic mural of King and Kennedy will also be placed on the exterior of King Park Center. 

Officials with KKMI believe the additions will help the park become a place where the community can gather to have conversations that promote justice and respect. 

The campaign has a goal to raise $50,000 by Dec. 23. If the money is raised, Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority will match for a total of $100,000.

Art installations are planned to take place in early 2018, in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of King's assassination.

Learn more about the project or make a donation here.

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