In the 1960’s afro-americans had a choice of two messages to follow. H. Rap Brown’s “”If America don’t come around, we’re gonna burn it down”, or Martin Luther Kings, Jr’s dream.
From his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.
As with all revolutions there was some violence, but the vast majority followed King. We will never know how many American lives, black and white, he saved through his inspirational leadership.
Martin Luther King, Jr delivered on the promise our forefounders made in 1776, that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”.
During my lifetime Martin Luther King was America’s greatest leader.