Charleston City Council and the National Park Service have approved an agreement to place a monument of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
One of the most prominent events that stands out in Charleston’s deep history is the start of the Civil War. Now, a symbol of how far the city has come will be placed at Liberty Square in Charleston. Civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., known for non-violent demonstrations aimed toward racial equality, will be remembered in the square with a memorial at the Fort Sumter National Monument.
Currently, the city does not have much to honor, who some call, “the King” besides a street sign in front of a nearby neighborhood. A committee will work on the monument’s design and then raise funding. There’s no word on how much the memorial will cost.