COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A University of Missouri graduate who helped lead the effort to create the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial is bringing a piece of the new tribute to the slain civil rights leader to Columbia, Missouri.
The school plans to honor King at a January 25th celebration at the Missouri Theatre featuring television writer Larry Wilmore, a correspondent on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.
A smaller replica of the King monument will be presented by Ty Christian, a 1977 Missouri graduate who was chief marketing strategist for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.
The city of Columbia installed a King memorial garden and public sculpture park in 1993 along a popular pedestrian trail.