If you haven’t already, check out the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C.
Cool right? Well, Maya Angelou begs to differ.
After seeing the monument to honor the Civil Rights activist, the 83-year-old writer suggests the quote inscribed on the side of the 30-foot-tall granite statue makes him look arrogant.
“The quote makes Dr. Martin Luther King look like an arrogant twit…He was anything but that. He was far too profound a man for that four-letter word to apply. He had no arrogance at all. He had a humility that comes from deep inside.”
The inscription, “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness,” paraphrases a sermon Dr. King delivered in 1968 which he said, “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.”
Do you agree with her, or do you feel Ms. Angelou doing too much?