If you read about his life just a bit, you realize he was a very towering, yet complex and human figure. We also must not forget that he didn't march alone. There were grassroots folks that laid ground work and also endured the struggle. And hey, the Civil Rights movement may seem to some like ancient history, but the movement of Dr. King and the other activists was WITHIN MY LIFETIME!!!
So let us heed the words of this very wise man:
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
And in honor of Dr. King:
Let us all join hands to throw off
The chains preventing us from rising together