While Martin Luther King Jr. may seem as little more than another corporate created Nelson Mandela we have to occasionally see the positive in these things. For example few students in the middle school or high school actually knew who Mandela was until he died.
Thanks to educators in Kansas, both King and Malcolm X are known to students in the schools. Thanks to our TV stations most students know who Beyoncé and other stars of little substance are. These people are thrown at us each day by the news media on our TV stations as if they were way more important than King or Malcolm.
King did take on the establishment without flinching a bit while police in the south sprayed him and others with fire hoses and dogs. He may have been non-violent, but he was not a coward or someone who feared controversy. He did travel around the World and met both Mahatma Gandhi and Kwame Nkrumah. King was also against the war in Vietnam.
So I’m glad I had yester day off and I’m glad school students are constantly reminded that Martin Luther King took Chances for a better life for his own people and the rest of the Wolds people.