Located on the West Plaza (High Street)


The Black Elected Democrats of Ohio (BEDO) dedicated a honey locust tree in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as part of BEDO's two-day convention in Columbus in August 1984. Governor Richard Celeste accepted the tree. The BEDO is now known as the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC).


Martin Luther King Memorial

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Tree Is Dedicated To The Memory Of

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

And in Recognition Of His Life-Long

Quest For Freedom, Justice, And

Equally For All Of Mankind

Governor Richard F. Celeste

August 17, 1984

King, Martin Luther