I read Martin Luther King's biography while I was still in High School, at a New York Regent's school in 1965. I was aware from that reading that Dr. King was a uniquely gifted individual, both intellectually, and as an orator. That was when I realized that their was a problem with racism in America. As a focal point on non violence, Dr. King mobilized black America to bring this to the attention of everyone. But nothing amazed me like Dr. King himself. This man was a national treasure, and the people that were responsible for his assasination were not his equal. He was a man who could have been President, if people had taken the time to listen to what he is saying.
So, I am disappointed in downtown shop owners who put themselves before honoring a fantastic Christian, and moral leader. The MLK parade should be as large as the Azalea Parade, and his memory should continute to be sacred to us all.
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