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Posted at 6:26 PM ET, 11/30/2010

It doesn't look like Martin Luther King

By Mustafa Bashir, Washington

Seeing the Nov. 25 front-page photo of workers erecting a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the King memorial being built on the Tidal Basin, I thought it was a statue of Buddha. It does not look like King. The folded arms seemed an odd way to depict a man who embraced everyone with open arms.

Was it impossible to create a statue showing the great civil rights leader at his finest hour, delivering the “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, one of the most memorable days in the history of the United States?

By Mustafa Bashir, Washington  | November 30, 2010; 6:26 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., National Mall  
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Comments

I completely agree with Mustafa Bashir "It doesn't look like Martin Luther King."

My first thought was perhaps it was modeled after Ralph Abernathy. Surely the sponsors of the project can do something - what an embarrassment will be to have this huge monument to King that bears no resemblance to him.

Posted by: babylonviews | December 1, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I completely agree with Mustafa Bashir. My first thought was perhaps it was modeled after Ralph Abernathy.

Surely the sponsors can do something. What an embarrassment it will be to have a huge monument to King that bears no resemblance to him.

Posted by: babylonviews | December 1, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

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