Bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., Installed at Seattle's ACT

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A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in Seattle commemmorates Black History Month with a bronze bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., which was installed recently during a reception for prominent civic leaders.

A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in Seattle commemmorates Black History Month with a bronze bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., which was installed recently during a reception for prominent civic leaders. King had a personal connection to the theatre: He spoke to an overflow crowd at ACT's playhouse in 1961 (when it was still known as Eagles Auditorium).

The bust was designed by local artist Jeff Day and funded by a grant from U.S. West in addition to personal contributions. Day's previous likenesses of King are installed at the University of Washington, Mount Zion Baptist Church and the State Capitol.

-- By Rebecca Paller

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