Friday, November 18, 2005

Obsessed over how one looks

posted by Rob at 9:17 AM

A sad story our of Rocky Mount, where too many are too involved in spoiling the message of the man they seek to honor:
It was a laudable idea: build a park and raise a sculpture in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the place where he first told an audience, "I have a dream."

It has become a two-year nightmare from which Rocky Mount has yet to wake.

The problem? City leaders and two sculptors have been unable so far to satisfy Rocky Mount's collective memory of just what the civil-rights leader looked like.

King may be one of the most famous men of the 20th century, but memories of his face vary among his many admirers.
So much for that whole content of character schtick. I wonder if the sculpture will have abs?


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