Nearly a year after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar promised to fix a misquote on the "Stone of Hope" at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, officials have come up with a plan on how to do that: scratch out the quote.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
It won't happen overnight, or perhaps not even by the end of this year, but National Park Service officials are vowing to correct a misquote that's etched into the base of the "Stone of Hope" at the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The upcoming three-day Martin Luther King, Jr., Day weekend offers a chance to not just celebrate the life of one of the country's foremost civil rights advocates but also an opportunity to reflect on the equality we enjoy in the United States.
The addition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the National Park System brings the total number of units in the system to 395.
Much has transpired in the 13 long years since Congress authorized the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial for our nation’s capital. Now, nearly three years since the groundbreaking, a construction permit has finally been issued. Completion is slated for 2011.