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 higher ground: the adam clayton powell, jr. memorial

Higher Ground: The Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Memorial

21' bronze
New York, New York

This memorial to the former legislator and minister Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. stands on the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in Manhattan, in front of the New York State Office Building.

Higher Ground, the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Memorial is a celebration of a man, and dynamic leader who served his community, by championing their cause for justice, fairness, and respect.

Blending a variety of materials, bronze, stainless steel and absolute black granite, the memorial attempts to capture the legacy of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. -- his struggles, his accomplishments, his charisma and his service to humanity.