Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another side to MLK

On MLK day (or Civil Rights day, or whatever we're supposed to call it), I got to wondering....

What if Martin Luther King Jr. had not been assassinated?
Would his living legacy be as strong as the one that has developed with his death?
Would it be the SAME legacy if he had had the time to evolve as a speaker and advocate?
Would his messages have evolved?
Would he hold the same place in American popular media as Jesse Jackson?
Would he have run for president?
Would he go on Oprah?
etc, etc.

Today I read this post by The Edge of the American West about the MLK who isn't as remembered... the MLK who wasn't quite as 'safe' as the way we have immortalized him.
Its a super interesting read.

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