Buffalo, New York: Giant Head: Not MLK

Eight feet tall, unveiled Oct. 1983. Looks out over a park that bears Martin Luther King's name. Sculpted by John Wilson, who was criticized for making a giant head with zombie eyes that doesn't look like MLK. Supporters say it was never supposed to look like MLK.
Address:
Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY
Directions:
Northeast side of the city. Hwy 33/Kensington Expy exit onto Best St. Drive east a half-mile, then turn left at the stoplight onto Fillmore Ave. Make first right into parking lot. The head is back by the trees, at the semi-circular plaza, and can be difficult to see despite its size.
Admission:
Free
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Giant Head of MLK

Be warned; this is NOT a good likeness of the man! It's a giant, creepy head that makes you feel more like cringing with horror than remembering with reverence.

[Daina B., 11/26/2016]

MLK head.

Giant Head of MLK

Giant head of MLK -- all cleaned and ready!

[Jodie Ford, 09/23/2015]

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