Today, August 28, 2017, a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled on the Georgia State Capitol grounds in downtown Atlanta.

Less than 100 yards away, in front of the Capitol building, stands a statue of a former governor of Georgia, and known leader of the KKK, John Brown Gordon. Richard Russell's likeness also stands close by, one of the loudest opposing voices to the civil rights movement in the U.S. Senate.

The commemoration of MLK's legacy is a cause for celebration, but we have a long way to go, Atlanta.
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