Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Controversy

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently gave the National Park Service 30 days to revise a truncated and controversial quote inscribed on the newly built .[1] The inscription, paraphrased by architect Ed Jackson Jr. and artist Lei Yixin, turns a speech about humility into a quote that makes MLK look like, in the words of Maya Angelou, an “arrogant twit.”[2] Thankfully this will be corrected, but it remains unclear to me how the design team will satisfyingly right this wrong.