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Some Not Pleased With New Design For Rocky Mount MLK Statue

Posted October 25, 2005

— Rocky Mount is struggling to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with a statue.

The latest effort is a small-scale model. Nearly two out of three people who have publicly commented say it does not look like the late civil rights leader.

The newest version comes after people objected to another Martin Luther King statue. The city ended up taking that one down.

The artist who undertook the newest model agreed to come to Rocky Mount from California and make changes. He said he will even work on it in public, molding the clay in full view.


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