To this day, there has not been one designated physical statue built anywhere in Los Angeles to honor and celebrate the many Heroes throughout history who reflect and represent the very values L.A. promotes.
The Hall of Heroes Foundation aims to change this. Our vision is to establish a garden of monuments - or a Hall of Heroes as it were - within the City of Los Angeles to serve as a beacon of inspiration, hope, democracy, education and inclusion for all.
The monument garden will showcase and honor a diverse group of heroes who have stood for freedom, equality and justice for under represented communities.
Preserving the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preserves an honest and critical piece of the American legacy. Dr. King was a torch bearer for the oppressed, marginalized and unheard citizens of our nation. The very citizens that were key to America’s economic rise. He spoke truth to power with the fire and brimstone of a Southern Baptist preacher while maintaining rational positions which kept he and the movement politically accessible. He was a rare leader who handled this paradox gracefully.
Now over 50 years since his ultimate sacrifice, his light still burns bright, piercing the darkness cast by racism in our nation yet today. We will need his light, we will need his determination and inspiration as we fight hate with love.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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