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New statue will feature Father Hesburgh, Dr. King

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Notre Dame officials unveiled plans for a monument featuring Father Theodore Hesburgh and Dr Martin Luther King Jr on Wednesday.

It will be created by a local sculptor and installed in downtown South Bend.

The sculpture will be paid for through donations.

The monument will show the two men holding hands. It is a scene from a 1964 civil rights rally in Chicago.

The statue should be complete by next summer.

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