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Costs of big transportation projects, inspired by the new Silver Line that opened up as a part of the D.C. Metro last week.

Costs of big transportation projects, inspired by the new Silver Line that opened up as a part of the D.C. Metro last week.

Quote on MLK Memorial to be removed

To recap:

Critics including poet Maya Angelou complained after the memorial opened in 2011 that the paraphrased quotation took King’s words out of context, making him sound arrogant. The paraphrase reads: "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness."

The full quotation was taken from a 1968 sermon about two months before King was assassinated. It reads: "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 of the other shallow things will not matter."