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Statues and memorials in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. outside the U.S.

January 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm | We Tour

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

January 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm | We Tour

"I Have a Dream" mural – Newtown, Australia

Martin Luther King Jr. cannot simply be remembered as an African-American civil rights leader. To recognize his work on that narrow basis is to do injustice to a legacy that is so wide reaching, that it transcends mere geographic and cultural borders.

Beyond the shores of the United States, there are several statues and memorials in honour of the iconic civil rights activist buttressing how impactful and charismatic he was and continues to be. In Africa, for instance, during the struggle for independence, he served as an inspiration to several freedom fighters and he also never shied away from openly condemning imperialism on the continent.

To commemorate MLK Day, Face2Face Africa shares with you some statues and monuments of the legendary civil rights activist that are outside the United States.

Scroll through to take a look:

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