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Shared space, shared history: What Nathan Deal might say about an MLK statue

The honor is long overdue, and yet in this case, procrastination borders on the providential.

On Monday, in the midst of a national debate over the place of Confederate symbolism in our midst, the wraps will come off a life-sized statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the northeastern corner of the state Capitol in Atlanta.

There is opportunity here. The question is how Gov. Nathan Deal intends to seize it.

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Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.