Monument to Joe Louis
1 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
+1 313 202 1800 (Tourist Information)
Celebrating the legacy boxer and Detroit hero Joe Louis, the Monument to Joe Louis creates a staggering visual at the very tip of Woodward Avenue. A traditional fighter inside the ring and a civil rights activist outside, Joe Louis's impact on the city is perfectly presented by this conceptual sculpture. Passing through the steel structure that supports it, the fist batters through its confines to deliver a powerful punch to segregationist attitudes of the past, pointing directly South to signify the tumultuous legacy of African-American rights. An important message combines with a powerful visual at the Monument to Joe Louis, letting guests reflect on the multifaceted power one person can yield.