Martin Luther King: Honoring Justice's Drum Major

On Martin Luther King's birthday, remembrance and renewal

He never commanded an army, never held political office, never made a fortune nor ruled a corporate empire. He had no use for the trappings of worldly power; his clout came from the urgency of his message and his unwavering moral courage. Of this century's heroes, the man he most closely resembled was his model, India's Mohandas K. Gandhi. Combining Christian idealism with Gandhi's principle of nonviolent resistance, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awakened the conscience of the U.S. and the world to the plight of America's blacks. More than any other single person, King was responsible for the...

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