Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by First Lady Sandra Deal, members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Calvin Smyre, members of the Georgia Capitol Arts Standards Commission (CASC) and other dignitaries, unveiled the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the northeast grounds of the State Capitol. The eight-foot-tall bronze statue was created by Atlanta-based sculptor Martin Dawe of Cherrylion Studios and stands atop a 36-inch pedestal made of Georgia granite. The King statue stands in the original location of Georgia’s Liberty Bell, which rang on Capitol grounds for special occasions and is now located at Liberty Plaza. Georgia Building Authority would like to thank the Landscape team for all of their work, ensuring a beautiful ceremony.