ATLANTA (August 29, 2017) | A statue commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was unveiled on the state Capitol grounds on Monday, August 28, 2017. Sen. Fran Millar (R – Atlanta) was present at the ceremony as a member of the Capitol Arts Standards Commission.
“I am proud to be a member of the Capitol Arts Standards Commission and it is an honor to have my name inscribed on the monument,” said Sen. Millar. “Dr. King is recognized as one of the most influential people in our nation, and across the world, and his work and mission to see all people treated equally is one that is still relevant today. I am happy to know this monument will stand as a reminder of just how far our country has come for generations in the future.”
The memorial was dedicated in the presence of the King family, Governor Nathan Deal, members of Congress, members of the Georgia General Assembly and the public on the 54th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The Capitol Arts Standards Commission is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, installation, preservation, maintenance, display and storage of all capitol artwork, including statues, paintings, portraits, plaques and sculptures. The commission is also responsible for determining what art may be placed on capitol grounds or in the capitol museum.
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For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2017
Elisabeth Fletcher, Communications Specialist