On Monday Aug. 28, the city of Atlanta unveiled a statue dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. on its state capitol grounds.
Today a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled at the state Capitol in Atlanta today. 🔥☮️pic.twitter.com/yDb3vEfQT4
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) August 28, 2017
The statue was unveiled on the 54th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech. It comes three years after Georgia lawmakers endorsed the statue.
The King statue shares the capitol grounds with statues of Confederate general and alleged Ku Klux Klan leader John Brown Gordon and U.S. Sen. Richard Russell, who strongly opposed the civil rights legislation King advocated for.
Currently a Georgia state law prevents the removal of any publicly owned monument dedicated to military service whether it be for the United States or the confederate states.