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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Back at AACC

June 28, 2010

            The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue has been repaired and is back in place at the memorial for the civil rights leader at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md.

            In March, groundskeepers discovered the base of the statue had cracked and the statue was sinking, so it was removed and repairs were begun. Working with sculptor Ed Dwight, the repairs were completed and the statue returned to its location at the college.

            The statue, dedicated in August 2006, is believed to be the first memorial in the state to recognize King. The 9-foot, 6-inch-tall bronze rendering stands atop a 5-foot pedestal on the college's west campus, next to the Cade Center for Fine Arts. The stone wall circling behind the statue contains plaques with quotes from King’s landmark speeches.

            The idea for the sculpture arose at the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. AACC was chosen as the site for the statue because of King’s belief in and commitment to education and social justice. 

            Tours are again welcome at the statue. To schedule a tour, call 410-777-2614.

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