A once abandoned parking lot rife with weeds next to Clayborn Temple has been transformed into a plaza honoring the 1968 sanitation workers. Constructed on the corner of Hernando and Pontotoc, the new ‘I AM A MAN’ Plaza officially opened Thursday. The centerpiece of the plaza is the phrase ‘I AM A MAN’ sculpted in stainless-steel. Cliff Garten, of Cliff Garten Studios in California who helped design the plaza said as he was contemplating what it should look like, he realized there was “nothing more eloquent than what the sanitation workers simply stated in 1968.” “The ‘I AM A MAN’ sculpture brings these iconic words into a new...
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