"Saint Francis of the Guns"

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This nearly 9-foot figure of a robed Catholic saint includes a mosaic of four of America's greatest assassinated leaders: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, all depicted with worried frowns.

The four heads float above a singing choir in the tile mosaic, and the metal of the statue was made with melted guns. Together, the mosaic with the benevolent open-armed gesture of Saint Francis relay an anti-war message of peace.

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In front of City College's Science Building, between Science Circle and Phelan Avenue

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