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September 4th, 2011
04:31 AM ET

King Memorial Controversy

The memorial in Washington to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is being criticized by a respected African-American author. The Washington Post quotes Dr. Maya Angelou as saying an inscription on the side of the 30-foot statue makes King look like, "an arrogant twit."

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  1. Liz Peel

    I've never seen the memorial. Is there a place to diplay/exhibit the entire sermon/speech? Or is it already displayed there? I have a different question: When I was in Scotland studying, (Divinity), I had to give a class on MLK – I read that the "I have a dream speech..." was actualy taken from a 12-year-old girl's submission to something (maybe a competition?) at MLK's church... I don't have my notes with me, but I remember seeing an index card with her writing on it in the book I was reading... Does any one know the little girl? Is she still living? Did he ever give her credit?

    September 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
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