At a cost of as much as $900k
(NEWSER) – The truncated quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial that made the civil rights leader sound like, in Maya Angelou's words, "an arrogant twit," will be removed. Officials initially said that the quote—"I was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness"—would be fixed, but now they've decided to remove it completely, the Washington Post reports. The full MLK quote, which actually came out of a sermon critiquing the "drum major instinct," is:
- "Yes, 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."
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