I’m writing in response to Staff Writer Randy Billings’ Jan. 21 article “Portland still looking to honor King legacy.”

Billings reported that Portland city staff are working on a proposal to create an educational memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Bayside Trail.

I believe that a location on what’s basically a jogging path would be out of sight and quickly forgotten. I suggest renaming Congress Square Park for Dr. King and locating a memorial there.

Considerable effort was made to preserve this open space. So preserve it with a purpose. If we want to remember Dr. King in a meaningful way, having Martin Luther King Park in the heart of downtown Portland would do just that.

Wayne W. Duffett


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