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Ed Hamilton unveils MLK exhibit

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WAVE) - The work of a Louisville artist has found a new home in coastal Virginia. 

Sculptor Ed Hamilton's latest project was dedicated this weekend in Newport News. It depicts the image of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Called the "Unfinished March," the piece tells part of the story of the civil rights movement.  

"Front and center is Dr Martin Luther King Jr., his foot a beat ahead; his hand extended and reaching out -- the leader, the visionary," said Hamilton. "As you view him, I can almost hear him speak one of his famous quotes, ‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'" 

The latest work from Hamilton is part of series that honors African Americans. His past works have showcased boxer Joe Louis and Civil War veterans.​

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