My “The Best…” list on quotations, The Best Places To Find Quotations On The Web, is pretty short because I’m always very careful about wanting to know the source of quotes I use so I can determine their accuracy.
The importance of this kind of accurate “sourcing” has been highlighted this past week by the attention paid to the mistakes made on the new Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C.
I thought I’d bring together a few articles about those problems, and add them to my Quotations “The Best…” list. They include:
The Effect Of An Absent Clause On Dr. King’s Cause is from NPR.
Martin Luther King a drum major? If you say so. is from The Washington Post.
Coincidentally, The New York Times ran a column about the same problem, even though it wasn’t related to King — Falser Words Were Never Spoken.