MU to install replica of MLK Memorial

Jan 28, 2013

The University of Missouri plans to install a tabletop replica of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue this week at the university's library.

The university was given a replica statute last year by Ty Christian, a Missouri graduate who was chief marketing strategist on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.

The statue will be installed during a ceremony Tuesday in the Ellis Library. It will be open to the public.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the bronze replica is 2 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds. It sits on a slate of the same granite used for the national statue.