King Statue Unveiling Preparation


The morning of the MLKingJr Statue unveiling.



The Georgia State Capitol grounds are prepared for the ceremony at 10am.  The crowd started arriving hours before the ceremony.  Community leader Rita Samuels seated above in solid pink shirt and hat with family and friends.

Four Days Until Unveiling of M.L.King, Jr. Statue at GA Capitol


The countdown has begun and Georgians are eagerly waiting Monday’s unveiling of the M.L.King,Jr. In just four days, we will witness an honorable tribute to the man who whi believed in peaceful protests and other non-violent means to equal justice and equal rights for all.

In the pictures above, workers at the Georgia Capitol are preparing the base for the statue.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statute to Be Unveiled

There has been a lot of talk across our nation about taking down statues.  And, about taking down confederate flags across the south.  As we move forward to embrace our rich yet shameful, violent and inhumane history; we need to set a policy and move forward.

As we continue to recognize and celebrate our nation’s humanitarians, I am excited about a new statue.  It is the Dr. M.L. King, Jr. statue that will be unveiled at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:00am. The King statue will be the first one of a non-legislator.  And, being a an international humanitarian who practiced and promoted non-violent protests, it is not an accident that this dedication is occurring  in the midst of the debate  over Confederate statutes.