New bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. unveiled in Greensboro

WEBVTT CLOSES THE CITY OF GREENSBORO CELEBRATING DR. KÖNIG TODAY THROUGH OUR. THE CITY DISCOVERED A BUST IN HONOR OF THE LEADER. >> HIS BUSTA RETURNS TO HIS NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN GREENSBORO’S OLD ASHEBORO QUARTER. DESPITE THE COLD IT WAS A LARGE PARTICIPATION. [APPLAUSE] THE NEW BUS IS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF THE MLK BOULEVARD. BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE OLD IN TELE WAS REMOVED TWO YEARS AGO. LACK OF PEOPLE’S REMINDER OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE AND WANT TO GO ON AND IT’S A LONG MLK BOULEVARD TOO. IT IS MADE OF BRONZ ON A GRANITE BASE WITH A PLATE WITH A NOTE ABOUT DR. KING SAYING HIS VISIT TO GREENSBORO ON THE DAY HE WAS MURDERED. >> THAT’S GREAT. I knew we were doing the bust a lot. IT IS IMPORTANT, THIS DAY WE WILL REVEAL IT AND DEDICATE IT TO THE CITY OF GREENSBORO. I AM VERY HAPPY. THIS IS A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD TO MAKE IT. THE ORIGINAL BUST WAS IN ASHEBORO CEMENT BEFORE MOVING TO TOWN. THE CONDITION IS PARTIALLY IMPROVED DUE TO VANDALS. ONE VERSION – RETURN TO GREENSBORO. BECAUSE I FEEL A BLACK AMERICA AND EVERYTHING HE DONE, I AM HONORED THAT WE ARE DOING SOMETHING FOR MLK WITH THE PARADE AND EVERYTHING. HE DESERVES IT. >> IT FEELS GOOD. THIS DISTRICT IS NOT ONLY THE NEW HOME FOR THE BUST OF DR KÖNIG BUT THE NEWEST PART OF GREENSBORO ‘

New bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. unveiled in Greensboro

Updated: 5:50 p.m. EST January 21, 2019

Greensboro City celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King through art. The city unveiled a new bust in honor of the civil rights leader. It’s on the corner of MLK Blvd and Bragg St., just a few blocks from the old one. It was removed two years ago. The new bust is made of bronze and stands on a granite base with a note about how Dr. King canceled his visit to Greensboro on the day he was murdered in Memphis.

Greensboro City celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King through art.

The city unveiled a new bust in honor of the civil rights activist. It’s on the corner of MLK Blvd and Bragg St., just a few blocks from the old one. It was removed two years ago.

The new bust is made of bronze and stands on a granite base with a note about how Dr. King canceled his visit to Greensboro on the day he was murdered in Memphis.

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