The man who did more than any one else to inspire the civil rights revolution of the '60s was killed only seven years ago. Last week Americans, black and white, commemorated the 46th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. in a variety of ways that included a march around the White House demanding jobs. That demonstration was, in a way, an anachronism, because the movement led by the young Baptist minister has totally changed in character and tactics since the days when he was in the forefront of the marches against racism.

King's own Southern Christian Leadership Conference has...

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