Pueblo, Colorado: MLK Statue With Big Head

Sculpted in the 1970s, MLK wears flowing robes and walks with Emmett Till, another Civil Rights martyr. Artist Ed Rose wasn't paid for years because MLK's head was so big. Ed argued that MLK had a big head, and eventually had to sue to get his money.

Friendly Harbor Community Center for Mental Wellness

Address:
2713 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, CO
Directions:
Friendly Harbor Community Center for Mental Wellness. I-25 exit 100B. Drive west on 29th St. for one block, turn left onto Greenwood St., drive south for one block, turn left onto 28th St., drive east for one block, then turn right onto Grand Ave. The statue will be on the right, in the middle of the lawn.
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MLK Statue With Big Head

This is really funny. The head is so disproportionate to the body that one of my friends said, "What is that ogre doing to that kid?" as we approached the statue.

[Chris Sack, 07/26/2010]

Built in the 1970s, the Martin Luther King Jr figure wears flowing robes and walks with Emmett Till, another Civil Rights martyr. The artist wasn't paid for years by the client, because MLK's head was so big. The artist argued that MLK had a big head, and eventually got his money.


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