Clay Enoch’s sculpture UNITED was dedicated to kick off the public events for the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Central High School integration by the Little Rock Nine.
The piece, which depicts two figures working together to close two circles, is located in front of Little Rock Central High School.
Enoch was joined at the dedication by several members of the Little Rock Nine, City of Little Rock officials, and current Central High School personnel.
City Director Dean Kumpuris and Little Rock Nine member Ernest Green (who was celebrating a birthday that day) made remarks about the importance of the message of United. Enoch discussed his process in creating the sculpture.
Principal Nancy Rousseau accepted the sculpture on behalf of the school. Then Mr. Enoch, Mr. Green, and current Central High students unveiled the sculpture.
The sculpture was installed by Little Rock Parks and Recreation staff. The Central High School PTSA has landscaped the area around the sculpture and maintains it.
Enoch was chosen through a national public monument commission process sponsored by Sculpture at the River Market.