'Drum major' quote on MLK memorial to be corrected
January 13th, 2012
07:31 PM ET
10 years ago

'Drum major' quote on MLK memorial to be corrected

Washington (CNN) - A controversial quote inscribed in the granite of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall will be corrected, an official at the Interior Department confirmed to CNN.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has given the National Park Service 30 days to consult with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, members of the King family and others to decide on a more accurate version of the quote, the official said.


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  1. Debbie

    As it should be!

    January 13, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  2. T'sah From Virginia

    Who got it WRONG and what took them so long to realize it? All in all – it's a beautiful site and worth visiting!! I will be celebrating at many events this weekend!

    Obama 2012

    January 13, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  3. Eunice Paddio-Johnson

    I agree that Martin Luther King, Jr. should be remembered because he did so SO much good for so many people in MANY states. I am from Louisiana and one year older than he was but he helped me to help others to get blacks regisrered to vote, drink in courthouse bathrooms, use courthouse restrooms, etc. Many faced guns. Now, blacks/whites are elected officials, use the SAME restroomd/bathrooms, attend meetings and discuss community issues, etc.because of him it is wonderful.. I applaud alphas and others for the Washinhton, DC monument (which is great)

    January 14, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  4. Independent Voters

    Happy Birthday MLK we love you .

    January 14, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |