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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.

Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY
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.
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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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