King Memorial  Quote

King Memorial Quote

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington, Monday, July 22, 2013. The National Park Service will begin work this week to remove a controversial inscription from the sculpture which reads: "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." The line was paraphrased from a sermon King delivered in 1968: "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 the other shallow things will not matter.'' Critics, including the King family, feel that the current inscription, when taken out of context, makes the civil rights leader sound arrogant. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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July 22, 2013 03:40:01 AM
July 22, 2013 01:49:51 PM
J. Scott Applewhite
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Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
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