In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day, I think it’s important to remember that he was a polarizing figure at the time. Politicians and media organizations tried to unjustly tie him to communism and anti-Americanism. However, these days, despite our political or religious beliefs, we all revere him and remember him as the great man he truly was.
It is painfully disappointing that he never got to witness this aftermath. It’s upsetting he never got to see the lasting effects he has had on this country.
However, within the last few years, I can’t help but see similarities on some of the bigotry and racism creeping back up into our culture. I hope and pray that this polarized country that we live in now can learn from the mistakes on how King was treated at the time. Realizing that feeding on bigotry, hatred and fear is not the answer.
Anyway, you knew this was coming. One of the greatest speeches ever given by one of the most influential positive political figures in this country’s great history.