At the intersection of Centre Avenue and Crawford Street, Freedom Corner is marked by a circle that celebrates Pittsburgh's civil rights leaders of the 1950s and 1960s. This symbolic portal to the Pittsburgh's Hill District commemorates the Black neighborhood's call for justice during the 50s and 60s Lower Hill redevelopment and urban renewal plan. According to the Freedom Corner website: "From that time on, the corner of Centre and Crawford was known as Freedom Corner and became the rallying point for local marches and civil rights demonstrations that reflected Dr. Martin Luther King's commitment to nonviolent protest."
In 1963, over 2,000 Pittsburghers departed from Freedom Corner to attend the historic March on Washington, DC, for Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech before a quarter of a million people.
Physical details of the monument include: The Spiritual Form, The Prayer Circle, The Circle of Honor, and the Stone of Origin. The site was designed and executed by artist Carlos Peterson and architect Howard Graves, both African American Hill District natives.
This is a public site and is open year-round