Charleston to place Martin Luther King memorial in Liberty Square

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

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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