The construction of the 1898 Memorial Park is well underway. The park will be located at North Third Street (on the corner of North Third and Davis Streets). A groundbreaking ceremony for the new park was held on Thursday, October 11.
According to the mission statement of the 1898 Foundation, the 1898 Memorial Park is intended to “tell the story” of 1898 and its legacy; “honor the memory” of those harmed by the violence of 1898 and those who have worked for racial progress since those times; “heal the wounds” through creating a space of beauty and a site for reconciliation; and “foster the hope” by envisioning an inclusive society.
The project is expected to be complete in early spring of 2008.