Two years ago, The Washington Post’s Rachel Manteuffel helped bring attention to a bad paraphrasing of a quote by civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was chiseled onto the side of his memorial on the Mall. That misquote is being removed. But Manteuffel says other D.C. memorials need to be examined, as well. Here’s why.
Aug. 13, 2013 A worker stands atop the scaffolding flanking the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall. Work continues to remove a misquote on the side of the memorial. Work on the memorial is expected to be completed in time for the Aug. 28 anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, at which King presented his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post Buy Photo