Kennedy Memorial Park and Monument - Binghamton, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
N 42° 06.067 W 075° 54.571
18T E 424795 N 4661403
Quick Description: A triangular piece of land with some benches and a statue dedicated to Kennedy called Seven Seals by Ed Wilson in 1968
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2015 4:58:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMN9FX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
The statue is in the Smithsonian Art Inventory. It is by a professor of art at SUNY Binghamton. The park is surrounded by the bus station, apartments and the post office.
"While teaching at Binghamton, Wilson was commissioned to create a new monument for the center of JFK Memorial Park in Downtown Binghamton. As an African American artist, Wilson faced many hardships due to the prejudices of the 1960s. Thus, Wilson was heavily influenced by the Civil Rights Movement and was quite fond of President Kennedy; he was quoted referring to Kennedy as a “very committed man” who created a “healthy atmosphere around the principle of involvement and commitment.” ...The Seven Seals of Silence is a monument dedicated both to Kennedy’s memory and to the matters of justice, fairness, and civil responsibility that were major themes of his presidency."
Waymark Type: Monument, memorial or statue

Henry Street
Binghamton, NY USA

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