Charlotte, North Carolina: Unloved MLK Statue

The statue was sculpted in the 1980s by an 80-year-old woman who claimed to have designed the Roosevelt head on the dime. It's so unloved that there was once a public outcry to replace its head (which failed).
Address:
E. 3rd St., Charlotte, NC
Directions:
I-277 exit 1E onto either College Ave. or Davidson St.. Drive north two blocks and then turn right onto E. 3rd St. Drive east only a little way and you'll see Marshall Park on the right. The statue is easily visible from the street, on the right, about three-quarters of the way between Davidson and McDowell Sts.
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Martin Luther King Jr statue. Unloved MLK Statue

This park is where the bombing scene takes place in the 2011 TV series "Homeland."

[Steve, 03/07/2012]

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