MLK Statue Maybe Coming to State Capitol

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File photo of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

File photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Today on Sisters In Law with Attorneys Janice and Davida Mathis we discussed the state legislative bill to bring a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. to the Georgia state capitol.

State Representative Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, has filed a bill calling for the state of Georgia to erect a statue of Civil Rights Icon Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the spot where the statue of known racist and segregationist Thomas Watson previously stood.

Brooks wrote in his resolution that “It would be symbolic if Mr. Watson, who represents an unfortunate part of Georgia’s past, be replaced with a statue dedicated to Georgia’s present and future.”

The bill for the statue has not been scheduled to be voted on, however Rep. Tyrone Brooks, urged supporters to contact the Governors office to push for the passage of the legislation.

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