SCLC leaders will stand in solidarity on Friday and spark a movement to erect a Dr. Martin Luther King statue outside of the Georgia Capitol building.
A news conference to support the replacement of the statue of Thomas E. Watson with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on the steps on the capital, will be held on Friday, January 10th 2014, at 11:00am.
“Dr. King stood for all
people. His legacy stands for universal
love for people of all races, color and
economic status. Mr. Watson’s legacy cannot begin to compare with that. There
are many of us who feel he stood for oppression and racism. Why continue to
have a statue of Mr. Watson when Dr. King represents where we are as Georgians
today,” CEO Charles Steele Jr said.
Cascade area residents have always been on the forefront of civil rights issues and politics, so we encourage our Cascade Patch readers to continue on with that legacy and do whatever you can to support the building of a Martin Luther King statue at our state Capitol.