Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK was a key figure in the Civil Rights movement in the United States. His most famous speech was his "I Have A Dream" speech. This statue, "The Dream" is by Michael Florin Dente. It sits on MLK Blvd in front of the Oregon Convention Center. It was dedicated on August 28, 1998, thirty-five years to the day of Dr.King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
To watch a video of the speech in 1963, see below: