Lincoln Learns of Misspelling of Gandhi in Park

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

union-plaza-park“In a gentle way, you can shake the world,” says the quotation carved into stone at Union Plaza park in Lincoln.

It’s credited to Ghandi.

Oops.

It’s Gandhi, the last name of Mohandas Gandhi, who long struggled for social justice in India. He also was known as Mahatma Gandhi.

City parks director Lynn Johnson says that no one’s reported the problem in the 2½ years the quote has been visible at the park’samphitheater.

Johnson says the city likely will remove the quote from the stone and have the correct name and the quotation etched onto a metal plate for installation elsewhere in the park.