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Replace Springfield M.L.K. Statue

Statue of M.L.K. in Springfield should be replaced!
The statue of M.L. King outside the State Capitol should be replaced with a more prolific image of King. The first time I approached the statue, M.L.K. was the last person who I thought would be remembered with his coat over his shoulder walking gayly (whistling?) down the street!
The way I think King should be remembered is as an educator in gown, public speaker at podium, or social activist MARCHING down the street.

While I feel that there may be a place for this "over the shoulder" statue in a public park, I don't believe the statue currently across from the capitol honors M.L.K. the way he should be remembered and it should be replaced as soon as possible.

Matt Galloway



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