Honoring MLK Jr.

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On this national holiday many will celebrate the inspiring legacy of this remarkable American hero. However, like the Blind Men and the Elephant, we can easily focus on just one trait or speech or quote, leaving nuance and complexity by the wayside, ignoring the big picture. I find the whole man who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. more interesting than the sound bite. He was a preacher, scholar, activist, husband, father, sibling, teacher, friend, AND annoyance, threat, plagiarist, criminal, enemy, depending upon whom you ask. This article reminds us of his more radical side. In seeing the extremes, we realize the bulk of the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/19/7552977/martin-luther-king-quotes

 

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