at Dublin's Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park
A Vision for the Future
Mural by Corey Barksdale
Crafted by renowned Atlanta artist, Corey Barksdale, speaks to the wish that future generations will carry the hope of Dr. King's legacy to future generations.
In their own words
Listen as the art of storytelling reveals four stories of the past, bringing the era of the Civil Rights Movement to life.
Button 1 : Local young men, Haven Stanley & Yu'Trevius Spikes, read Dr. King’s speech given in Dublin on April 17, 1944 entitled The Negro and the Constitution.
Button 2: A look behind King's Dublin speech.
Button 3: Interview with local leader, Julie Driger, relating her experiences marching with Dr. King in St. Augustine, FL during the Civil Rights Movement.
Button 4: Dr. King’s retelling of his experiences in Dublin and his return trip to Atlanta, when for the first time, he was asked to relinquish his seat to a white passenger and step to the back of the bus.
This state of the art mobile app includes a dynamic look at 71 historic landmarks, sites and buildings in Dublin’s city center. Featuring a collection of historic photography of each location from the archives of local historian Scott Thompson, this tour gives visitors an in-depth look at the history and culture that shaped the history and architecture in Dublin, including Dudley Motel, which at one time was a meeting place and overnight accommodations for civil rights champions, including Martin Luther King, Jr.
Developed by Visit Dublin GA, the app includes includes interactive features that allows users to customize their tour, post their experience to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and can be downloaded at the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downtown-dublin-georgia-walking-tour/id1225482234?mt=8 or at Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.populace.dublintour&hl=en
First African Baptist Church Mural
Photomural by Randall Gearhart
See what a young King saw as he gave his first public speech and view the interior of the Church that remains remarkably unchanged since that day in 1944 in this vibrant photomural captured by Dublin artist, Randall Gearhart.
Sculpture by Corey Barksdale
A sculpture stands tall in the center of the MLK Monument Park, crafted by Barksdale using Afrikan symbols for the sky, love, and peace. Barksdale incorporated a bench into the design, giving visitors a place to be introspective about their hopes and dreams.