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Topic - Gay Bellamy
A chain-link fence and yellow caution tape marked the start Monday of a major change planned for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial as officials prepare to remove the controversial "drum major" inscription from the side of the monument. The project is expected to last for three to four weeks and wrap up before events to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28.
Mrs. Bellamy, 57, said it was important to keep all of the words in the King quote because "this is his memorial."
"The real quote makes you feel like you're hearing it directly from him," she said. "You get a sense of who he is."