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Fundraising in full swing for new foot soldiers monument @ Kelly Ingram Park

monumentThe unveiling of a future monument at Kelly Ingram Park honoring Foot Soldiers was one of the highlights of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The rendering shows a massive piece of artwork made up of nameless men and women who risked their lives while taking a non-violent stand against racial and social injustice. Councilor Sheila Tyson was joined by Councilor Valerie Abbott and President Pro-Tempore Jay Roberson. The $257 thousand dollars needed to construct the statue will come from public & private contributions and not from city funds. For more information go to or WATCH THE VIDEO.