Feb 28 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The first and only full-sized Martin Luther King Jr. statue on a Florida college campus was unveiled Tuesday at the University of North Florida.
Dozens of people gathered on Peace Plaza to witness the unveiling of the bronze King statue.
The 8-foot, 6-inch statue comes from India. It stands on a granite base inscribed with three quotes from the famous orator's speeches, sermons and writings.
University staff said the statue is meant to help uplift their students both educationally and morally.
Private donations helped raise funds to create the statue, including those from the Eartha M.M. White Legacy Fund, Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the DuBow Family Foundation.