In Memory of Doctor King

Wooden statue of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.

Wooden statue of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.

About four years ago I had opportunity to visit the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo, New York. While I was there I came upon some beautiful wooden statues and one of them was of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I found out the statue was made from a 125 year old Red Oak tree damaged in the storm of October 2006. 
(Part of the Carving for a Cause project #39.)

Here’s one of my favorite little known quotes by Dr. King:

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformist, who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood. The trailblazers in human, academic, scientific, and religious freedom have always been nonconformists. In any cause that concerns the progress of  mankind, put your faith in the nonconformist!”
~Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love (1963)

Stay Strong





About michaeldthomasphotography

I’m a professional photographer based in southern California, specializing in wedding, fashion, model portfolios, glamour, portrait, event photography and photojournalism and event photography.
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2 Responses to In Memory of Doctor King

  1. Kia / KTS says:

    I’ve never seen or heard of this statue before. This is simply beautiful Michael. I love this and this quote. Thanks for a bit of inspiration today.


  2. Hi Kia,
    I think you would really enjoy the park and because it’s in New York it would be nice day trip for you.
    Also I hear there’s a blizzard heading your way, so stay warm and safe!


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