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April 4, 2018

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Today, of course, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of  Martin Luther King Jr. His violent death brought an end to the man and a beginning of the myth, a myth that has blurred and softened the lines of his life till he has become the prettified and de-fanged icon of today that we can all acknowledge but never have to fear. Pacified he is our token black hero.

He was a man though, and not a myth. King was extremely gifted and brave but he was also contradictory and fallible, as are all the living. John Blake has an excellent article exploring the possibilities of a different outcome on April 4, 1968:

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/04/03/us/mlk-memphis-what-if/index.html

 

 

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