MLK Memorial Quote To Be Re-Chisled and Corrected
1 year ago
Arrogant "Drum Major" quote to be replaced
More drama revolving around the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.
After being criticized by many, including Maya Angelou, the "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness" quote featured on the side of the statue will be re-chisled and replaced.
The choice of quote came under scrutiny almost immediately after it was unveiled. Some thought that the quote made King sound arrogant, while others complained that it was a bad paraphrasing of a longer statement, "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 of the other shallow things will not matter."
Originally, the entire quote was to appear, but sculptor Lei Yixin decided that it was too long and shortened it instead.
No word on what the new phrase replacing the old one will be. We're suggesting that they at least consider some of these gems in the video below.