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MLK Freedom Mural to Be Unveiled by Local Artist


MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Rotary is sponsoring a presentation on local black history by Frank Gerard Godlewski, a local historian and architect at 7pm on Wednesday, February 1 and 1-2PM Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Montclair Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Street on the ground floor. 

Godliewski will talk about the artist and show a video of its development then the mural will be dedicated in the presence of Miller family members.

Godlewski will include years from 1630s into the 20th century, as part of the Rotary’s own lunch meeting history series being shared with the public upon request.  

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Upon completion of the history talk, the Rotary will be announcing the permanent library installation of the Martin Luther King Freedom Mural by well known Montclair artist and illustrator Don Miller. His oils are permanently exhibited in Newark Museum, Smithsonian Institute and other museums.

The original Freedom Mural is hung in the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington, DC. Mr Miller’s magnum opus, the King Mural depicts the life and work of Dr. King. Mr. Miller's work is popular in Montclair residences and the Miller family has donated their own copy of the mural to the Rotary for this project. 

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