City to Rededicate Crossroads Memorial January 15
The City of San Marcos will host a rededication of the LBJ MLK Crossroads Memorial to honor the ten-year anniversary of its unveiling on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the intersection of MLK and LBJ Drives.
“The Crossroads Memorial symbolizes our community’s dedication to civil rights for all of our residents,” said San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson. “It celebrates the progress that has been made and reminds us to keep working toward an ultimate goal – liberty and justice for all.”
The stainless steel sculpture was created by artist Aaron Hussey and features an oval structure symbolic of the Oval Office where President Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King discussed civil rights legislation. It was installed in 2014 at the intersection of LBJ Drive and MLK Drive, the only known intersection of its kind in the United States.
The sculpture’s installation followed a yearslong effort by residents who sought to commemorate the efforts of President Johnson and Dr. King at San Marcos’ unique intersection. The project was taken on by the San Marcos Arts Commission and funded as a public art project with support from the City of San Marcos, Hays County, Texas State University, and private donors.
The rededication ceremony will feature brief remarks and coincide with other MLK Day community events. More information about the events can be found online at https://www.visitsanmarcos.com/arts/events/crossroads-memorial-rededication/
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