Hesburgh and King statue in the Works

Margaret Fosmoe | August 4, 2016

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The city next year will install a sculpture at Leighton Plaza downtown depicting figures of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh and the Rev. Martin Luther King joining hands, just as they did at a civil rights rally in 1964.

The image of the two civil rights leaders was captured in a famous photo.

The sculpture will be created by Granger-based artist Tuck Langland, a retired Indiana University South Bend art professor.

The news was announced Wednesday afternoon at Leighton Plaza by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, community leaders and Notre Dame representatives.

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Originally published by Daily Domer Staff at dailydomer.nd.edu on August 04, 2016.