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Civil Rights Monument Unveiled in Raleigh

Posted April 4, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Friday marked the 29th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and in Raleigh, an emotional crowd watched as a monument paying tribute to those who supported King's ideals was unveiled.

The 12 ton granite and water monument contains 23 names of local civil rights supporters. The monument, appropriately, stands in the Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens in downtown Raleigh.

Its construction was made possible by $52,000 in donations from local businesses, churches and individuals.