Atlanta replaces misspelled 'Marin' Luther King sign

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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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know 08/28/09 - 06:21 am
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They probably did not know it

They probably did not know it was mispelled in that neighborhood.

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ispy4u 08/28/09 - 06:30 am
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Probably do not have signs in

Probably do not have signs in your neighborhood.

sw2005
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sw2005 08/28/09 - 06:31 am
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That's quite an observation

That's quite an observation from someone that just misspelled the word "mispelled".....

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humbleopinion 08/28/09 - 08:49 am
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Just more of the "dumbing

Just more of the "dumbing down" of America. And NOTHING show it more than the election of our current President.

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steelermoose1 08/28/09 - 09:51 am
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sw2005, thats funny as s***.

sw2005, thats funny as s***. Seeing as how misspelled is spelled like three times in the article

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corgimom 08/28/09 - 05:39 pm
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This is NEWS???? A freaking

This is NEWS???? A freaking street sign was changed in Atlanta?

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