Vermont mayor meets with MLK memorial architect

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The mayor of a Barre isn’t giving up on efforts to persuade the organizers of a Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial to use some of its granite.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation is planning the memorial for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Last week, stone cutters in the “Granite Center of the World” protested the selection of Chinese sculptor to produce the statue.

On Wednesday, Barre Mayor Thomas Lauzon met with the executive architect of the project, Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr., in Washington to again make the case.

Barre Mayor Thomas Lauzon said he’s not sure the visit mattered to the group. But Lauzon invited Jackson to visit Barre before making final decisions about some of the big pieces needed to complete the memorial.

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