Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired mural comes to downtown West Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
A new mural inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now standing tall in downtown West Palm Beach.
The mural is located on the Gardenia parking garage.
“I just want to do God’s will and he’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. I’ve seen the promised land and I may not get there with you,” King said when speaking to a crowd at Mason Temple in Memphis Tennessee on April 3, 1968.
King was assassinated the next day.
Nationally acclaimed artist Rico Gatson used those same words for inspiration when making this mural in downtown West Palm Beach.
“Words can’t really describe it it’s just powerful to see each time,” says Gatson.
Gatson says the piece is politically and socially conscious in a quiet way.
“It reminds me to remember reconciliation, peace, the struggle for equality,” says Gatson.
An equality that King fought for until his very last day.
“The moment is powerful because of how resolved it was,” says Gatson.