07 25 2014
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The city where the Civil War began is getting a memorial to slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( http://bit.ly/rguuhJ ) that Charleston City Council has approved an agreement with the National Park Service to place the memorial at Liberty Square - the four-acre park at the Fort Sumter National Monument Visitors Center in Charleston.

Fort Sumter Superintendent Tim Stone says the monument is appropriate for the square.

A citizens committee working on the memorial will decide its design and then raise money. There is no estimate of the cost.

The only public tribute to King in Charleston is a street sign marking a neighborhood as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial District.

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