ADVISORY: Deal to unveil Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue

August 27, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal will be joined by members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Rep. Calvin Smyre, Capitol Arts Standards Commission members and other dignitaries to unveil the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHO: Gov. Nathan Deal
First Lady Sandra Deal
King family members
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Rep. Calvin Smyre, Chairman of the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Statue Tribute Committee
Capitol Arts Standards Commission members

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: State Capitol Grounds
               Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Capitol Avenue    

MEDIA CREDENTIALS: For security purposes, only credentialed media will be permitted into the staging area at 9:30 a.m. All others are welcome to be seated with the general public.

LIVESTREAM: The event will be livestreamed here: http://www.gpb.org/MLKunveiling.
A recording of the ceremony will be made available at the conclusion of the event.

PARKING: See attached map and information below regarding transportation and parking.

STREET CLOSURES: There will be street closures on Capitol Avenue from Memorial Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and on Mitchell Street from Washington Street to Capitol Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Westbound traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be detoured onto Jesse Hill Jr. Drive from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  

PARKING: Local parking decks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and charge a fee.

  • Pete Hackney Deck, 162 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE
  • Steve Polk Plaza Parking, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
  • Elite Memorial Lot, 80 Memorial Dr. SW

MARTA: Because parking will be limited, the general public is encouraged to ride MARTA to the Georgia State MARTA station. The station is a short walk on Piedmont Avenue to the unveiling location.

BUS PARKING: The Georgia Building Authority lot located at 445 Capitol Ave. is available for bus parking.

 

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