Lauderhill, Fla., planned a special commemoration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., inviting actor James Earl Jones to participate. A local business, Adpro, ordered a plaque to honor Jones. When it arrived, officials were shocked. It read: “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive.” Ray is the man who assassinated King in 1968. Adpro’s owner Gerald Wilcox said the plaque “had an immediate chill” on the people who saw it. “It was eerie,” he said. The company that made the plaque, Merit Industries of Texas, says the ironic message was “an honest error.” (Reuters, AP) ...“James Earl Janes” is an honest error. “James Earl Ray” an “honest error”? Yeah, right.
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