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"Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr."

Rosenberg, Lilli Ann

Central Square/Cambridgeport, Tile and Glass

45 Pearl Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

Location Description: Central Square Library, outside Pearl St. entrance

Date: 1985

Materials: Ceramic and concrete mosaic

Dimensions: 15" x 52"

This piece of Rosenberg's honors Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., who preached at nearby First Baptist Church when he was a student at Boston University. The mural depicts a towering mountain, flowing stream, and blazing sun - a visual translation of one of King's most powerful quotes: "I just want to do God's will and he has allowed me to go up to the mountain. I see the promised land."