Monumental Miniatures: Modelling the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Listen along as Tammie Knight and Adrian Octavius Walker introduce their miniature exhibit, Still Dreaming, celebrating the legacy of MLK

By Google Arts & Culture

In her latest miniature exhibit, Tammie Knight, designer and owner of Small Matters Miniatures, honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. using images curated by Photographer Adrian Octavius Walker. Scroll on to hear all about Still Dreaming in Knight's own words. 

Tammie Knight

"Still Dreaming, for me, is powerful. If you summed up Dr. King's legacy, I think that has to be what a lot of us can anchor to: we have to continue to believe that it's going to get better. We have to continue to believe that mankind and humankind are worth it. We have to believe that people can overcome really terrible circumstances, and really unfortunate circumstances, and keep going. I love the name Still Dreaming, and think it hits home in a really big way." — Tammie Knight

Tammie Knight working on near-finished model (photo by Nathaniel King)

Tammie Knight elaborates on the model’s concept
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Main interior of the model created by Tammie Knight (photo by Nathaniel King)

Adrian Octavius Walker is a photographer and curator. He worked alongside Tammie Knight to select the photographs included in Still Dreaming. The curation includes rare images of Dr. King and explores the magnitude of his impact while allowing viewers to reflect on his legacy. 

Scroll on to hear Walker introduce the historic images he chose, which, though they will be presented in miniature, are nonetheless of monumental significance and power. 

Adrian Octavius Walker, Headshot by Felton Kizer

Adrian Octavius Walker on Dr. King and Rev. Abernathy
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy, John's County Jail, St. Augustine, FL, 1964 by Unknown PhotographerHigh Museum of Art

Adrian Octavius Walker on Dr. King Jr., Baltimore
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore by Leonard FreedHigh Museum of Art

Adrian Octavius Walker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. by Yousuf KarshSmithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Adrian Octavius Walker on President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
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President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by LBJ Library photo by Yoichi OkamotoU.S. National Archives

Adrian Octavius Walker on President Lyndon B. Johnson moves to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King while others look on
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President Lyndon B. Johnson moves to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King while others look on by LBJ Library photo by Yoichi OkamotoU.S. National Archives

Martin Luther King Arrived at the New Delhi AirportThe Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute at Stanford University | The World House Project

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Learn more about Adrian Octavius Walker at http://www.adrianowalker.com/

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