Seeking to remove MLK sculpture that doesn't look like him
October 24, 2018
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A community activist says he has gathered more than 6,000 signatures to replace a large sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. in a western New York park.
Samuel Herbert tells WIVB-TV his goal is to get 10,000 signatures and a new statue by 2020.
He says the 8-foot bust of King that sits in a namesake park in Buffalo doesn't look like the civil rights leader. The statue was unveiled in 1983.
While the original artist says the bust was supposed to be a representation, Herbert says, "enough of the symbolism, we want realism."
Herbert says he will start fundraising after re...