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Statehouse, Columbia, South Carolina,
Monday 17th January 2011

The picture above is from the annual observance of Martin Luther King Day which fell this year on Monday 17th. It’s a rally by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) to commemorate the great man, the observance here being held outside the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. The boxed in thing at the front of the picture is a statue of George Washington.

It has been boxed in so that the very sight of the principal founder of the country does not offend any of the people who have assembled there that morning.

Depressing isn’t it? I cannot for one moment think Martin Luther King would have been so crass.

Copyright David Macadam 2011