A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in Seattle commemmorates Black History Month with a bronze bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., which was installed recently during a reception for prominent civic leaders. King had a personal connection to the theatre: He spoke to an overflow crowd at ACT's playhouse in 1961 (when it was still known as Eagles Auditorium).
The bust was designed by local artist Jeff Day and funded by a grant from U.S. West in addition to personal contributions. Day's previous likenesses of King are installed at the University of Washington, Mount Zion Baptist Church and the State Capitol.
-- By Rebecca Paller