Hayden created his "Lift Every Voice" sculpture in memory of two Southern University students who were shot and killed by police in 1972 during a peaceful protest on campus over a lack of resources for the predominantly Black school.
FRANK HAYDEN HALL
Southern University renamed their Fine Arts Building: Frank Hayden Hall in honor of the late sculptor.
The plaza is located on Martin Luther King Boulevard at the intersection of Oretha Castle Hayley Boulevard. The historical significance of the site in its dedication as a memorial to Doctor King makes it an important site for not just the neighboring community but New Orleans as a whole.