Work continues to remove a controversial, paraphrased quote from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
The inscription is a paraphrase from King's "Drum Major" speech.It reads, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." Some say the way the quote was edited makes the civil rights leader sound arrogant.
The sculptor of the memorial, Lei Yixin, will carve grooves over the lettering to match existing marks in the sculpture.
Critics, including the poet Maya Angelou, have argued that the quotation was taken out of context and makes King sound arrogant.
The park service says the quotation will be removed in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28.
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