Renowned Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton was commissioned to create a new Lincoln statue, which is slated to be unveiled at Louisville's Waterfront Park in April of 2009. The work is to commemorate the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial in Kentucky.
Hamilton is one of the country's leading sculptors of outdoor statues. He has crafted memorials to educator Booker T. Washington for Virginia's Hampson University; boxer Joe Louis for Detroit's Cobo Conference Center; black Civil War soldiers for the "Spirit of Freedom" monument in Washington, D.C.; Africans in bondage for the "Amistad Memorial" in New Haven, Conn.; and the slave known as York, who was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. York's heroic bronze stands on on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville.
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- Program 215
- Sculptor Ed Hamilton, Chef Joe Castro and GE's Monogram Experience Center, and a visit to The Schmidt Museum of Coca-ColaŽ Memorabilia. Donovan Reynolds, president of Public Radio Partnership, is our guest. (#215)