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Rocky Mount Committee Reviews Proposals For New MLK Statue

Posted May 28, 2004 9:08 a.m. EDT

— A committee is one step closer to choosing a new artist to replace a controversial statue.

A Rocky Mount committee hired an Illinois artist to design a sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But a lot of people said it did not look like him.

The committee reviewed seven proposals for a new statue in the past week. Each one costs between $35,000 and $200,000.

The Rocky Mount City Council has to approve the committee's decision.