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While Confederate statues come down, Atlanta showcases a new statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday marked a historic day as it was the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Atlanta paid honor to the late civil rights activist by installing a new statue of the King.

Forty-nine years ago when my father was assassinated, he was the most hated man in America. Today, he is one of the most loved men in the world,” the Rev. Bernice King said of her father.

Today, we as the sons and daughters of former slaves and former slave owners are here to witness the unveiling of that statue,” Bernice King said. “It is a glorious and grand day in the state of Georgia and in the United States of America and all over the world.

Bernice hopes this new statue of her father can spark a healthy dialogue about the impact of statues in public places.

 

We Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Source: FOX 28

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