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Controversy over MLK memorial in Washington

Posted by Angela Nelson, Staff  August 23, 2011 11:29 AM

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The memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. opened yesterday in Washington on the National Mall. The statue, built by Chinese artist Lei Yixin, has caused some controversy. Critics are upset that a Chinese artist was chosen for the project, and others say the statue does not look like the late civil rights leader. We've put two images side-by-side below - one of the statue, and one of King. What do you think?


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