- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new sculpture honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has been unveiled at the New York state Capitol.

The work is made of Steuben glass and was commissioned by Corning Inc. Entitled “Seeds of Enlightenment,” the work is the centerpiece of a small memorial for the civil rights leader in the Empire State Plaza Concourse below the Capitol building.

The previous sculpture, which was dedicated in 2000, was damaged over the Fourth of July weekend. Despite an investigation by the State Police, officials were unable to determine whether the damage was an accident or vandalism.

Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers spoke at a ceremony dedicating the sculpture on Wednesday. She says the recent strife in Baltimore shows the need to continue King’s work.

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