Plaque

Haile Selassie and Bob Marley

Maygrove Peace Park
Haile Selassie and Bob Marley

Erection date: 27/4/1983

Inscription

Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned everywhere is war.
H.I.M. Haile Selassie
Bob Marley

The quotation is from an address by Haile Selassie to the United Nations on the 4th of October 1963. It was used by Bob Marley in his song 'War'.

Site: Maygrove Peace Park (8 memorials)

NW6, Maygrove Road, Maygrove Peace Park

The park was built on former railway sidings and opened on 27 April 1983, to coincide with the 38th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. It contains a cherry tree, which commemorates the one that continued to bloom after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

The (non-memorial, as far as we can tell) sculpture sitting on the boulder is called Untitled (Listening) (1983-4), and was sculpted by Antony Gormley, so he was probably the model as well. The inscribed stones are laid into the tarmac path near the sculpture.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Haile Selassie and Bob Marley

Subjects commemorated i

Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, singer, lyricist and Rastafarian icon. His reggae songs ...

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Haile Selassie

Former Emperor of Ethiopia. Born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael. He led a revolu...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Haile Selassie and Bob Marley

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Albert Einstein - NW6

Albert Einstein - NW6

Mere praise of peace is easy and ineffective. What is needed is active partic...

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Edmund Burke - NW6

Edmund Burke - NW6

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only d...

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John Lennon - NW6

John Lennon - NW6

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer but I'...

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Martin Luther King - NW6

Martin Luther King - NW6

Joseph Ross sources this quote to a 1967 book by King, 'Where Do We Go From H...

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Peace Crane

Peace Crane

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