Thursday, December 13, 2012
Removing "Drum Major" Quote From Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
The Interior Department said it's solved a nagging problem: what to do with that "drum major" quote on the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. It will remove the quote rather than replace it. The Park Service will carve scratch marks over the lettering so it blends in with other parts of the sculpture. Secretary Ken Salazar says the decision comes after consultations with a range of stakeholders. Critics had complained that the paraphrased quote made King sound arrogant and missed the full meaning of his speech. The King family wanted the full quote used, but the sculptor said that could weaken the structure. Work begins in February.
at 12/13/2012 09:15:00 AM