Statue of MLK fixed, returned

Alexandra Radovic, Reporter

The bronze statue of Martin Luther King Jr. returned to West Campus near the CADE Building on Nov. 6 after a six-week absence.

The statue needed repairs for a structural defect in the granite pedestal.

The Central Services Building housed the 400-pound statue during the $6,500 process.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee sold the bronze statue of King—made by sculptor Ed Dwight—to AACC in 2006 for $400,000.

Heidi Salazar, a junior biology major, said “it allows students to remember an important part of history.”

“The statue gives our campus a sense of equality,” Raphael Corletta, a sophomore transfer studies major, said.

AACC is the only site in Maryland to have a statue honoring King.