BRAF to restore Martin Luther King Jr. memorial

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BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD)- The Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) announced plans to restore Baton Rouge’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial which is located on the River Center Plaza Downtown.

Although the meaning itself has remained strong, the 1,200-pound contemporary sculpture has faded over time. The memorial has been in place since 1997.

The BRAF plans to restore the inside of the structure because of the internal rusting and repaint it.

This restoration project stems from former BRAF chair, Virginia Noland, who raised more than $70,000 for the restoration, along with other collaborators such as the city-parish government, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and Downtown Development District.

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