This might be your last chance to see the iconic 30-foot memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King as it was originally conceived. An error on the part of the sculptor included the following inscription (one among many) on the side of the stone. The inscription reads:
“I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”
Unfortunately those are not the actual words of Dr. King. His original words from a sermon he gave in 1968 were: “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.”
It is predicted that the inscription will be removed sometime in late February or early March. The memorial will remain open.
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