Atlanta replaces misspelled 'Marin' Luther King sign

ATLANTA — It seems the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was born forgot how to spell his name — at least, temporarily.

A "Marin" Luther King Drive NW sign was removed from a southwest Atlanta neighborhood Thursday and replaced with one bearing the correct spelling of the slain civil rights leader's name. City spokeswoman Catherine Woodling says the sign was put up in 2007, but the city had no record that anyone had called to report the misspelling until recently.

The sign was at an intersection near Morehouse College, the historically black campus where King graduated in 1948.

King grew up in Atlanta, eventually taking over the pulpit of the city's Ebenezer Baptist Church where his father had been pastor. He also co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, a civil rights organization that is still in operation.

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