The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gateway Initiative was a plan conceived in May of 2011 to dedicate the bridge over the Bishop Ford Expressway, between 99th and 100th Streets, of King Drive to honor Dr. King's legacy. This was inspired by the fact that it is the only bridge along the 14 mile stretch of Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Drive in Chicago. After the success of this plan, it graduated into a project to place memorials to honor the civil rights leader on both the north and south sides of the bridge.
Under the umbrella of The Rosemoor Community Association, Inc., the MLK Memorial Gateway Initiative has continued to move forward, phase by phase towards completion. With the support of our partners Roseland Heights Community Association, Inc., Chicago State University, Alpha Phi Alpha, DLA Piper Global Law Firm.