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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
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The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington evokes memories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his "I Have a Dream" speech heralding equal rights and opportunity for all.
In a story Aug. 22 about a New York art exhibition at a statue of Christopher Columbus, The Associated Press attributed to the wrong person comments asserting that various Italian-American groups "didn't look very carefully at the fine print, which is it makes a mockery of `The Admiral of the Ocean Sea.' If the artist had attempted to stage a living room set around the Lincoln Memorial or the Martin Luther King memorial ... sensitivities would have been aroused. It's buffoonery masquerading as art." The comments should have been attributed to Rosario Iaconis, chairman of the Italic Institute of America, instead of John Mancini, the group's executive director.
A Japanese artist is inviting the public to have an intimate view of Christopher Columbus high above a hectic intersection in midtown Manhattan.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is again using the dedication of the Martin Luther King National Memorial to help draw attention to the city's efforts to achieve voting rights in Congress. But this time he must also rekindle the momentum he generated earlier this year and channel the energy of competing interests.