Report: MLK Monument’s misquote to be fixed

This just in. Interior Secretary Salazar says a controversial paraphrase of a quote by Martin Luther King which appears on his national monument will be fixed.

Precisely how it will be fixed is unclear, the story says.

The monument quotes King as saying: “I was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness.” But Arkansas native Maya Angelou says the paraphrase makes King look like “an arrogant twit.”

Having seen the wording myself, I’m convinced it won’t be too difficult to patch up the error. There’s not room for King’s entire quote, but it would be easy to change it to say either:

“He was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness” or simply “A drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”

Updated: January 13, 2012 — 5:50 pm

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