Alas, it is. From Free North Carolina:
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011, 2:17 PMAnother pic during the festivities:
The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a "box" to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.