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The planned monument to our beloved Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been awarded to an artist from a country with a reprehensible history of civil rights violations against its people.  No one in the USA was even allowed to bid on this project before it was outsourced directly to China.  The granite to be used for King's sculpture will be quarried using slave labor--Chinese workers are not even provided proper masks to protect their lungs from the silica dust.  They die in droves because the Chinese government considers them just as important as the students who protested in Tiananmen Square.  The world watched the tanks roll over them.  No human rights, No civil rights, and yet the honor of sculpting Dr. Martin Luther King?  Not on our watch!

King is OUR national treasure. We will not have an artist famous for his statues of the mass murderer Mao Tse Tung, and tool of a government that labeled King a "reactionary running dog," sculpting the King monument.  Would we allow an artist famous for his statues of Hitler to sculpt Anne Frank?  Combine these facts with another: There is not ONE national monument to a leader of any country anywhere on this planet with the name of an African American artist on its base.

We protest and we demand the right to interpret and present our own historic proclamation in this first ever-national monument to an African American man. Sign Our Petition & Join us!

African American Artist & American Granite

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