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The Department of the Interior announced Tuesday it will remove a controversial "drum major" quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial that paraphrased the late civil rights leader's words, scrapping its initial plan to replace it with the full quote.
Mr. Benson said the memorial's organizing foundation chose the truncated quote so it would be in sync with the size of the two-line quote on the other side of the sculpture, which reads, "Out of the Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope."
"It's too bad it has to go down that way, but these things happen," Mr. Benson said.