Martin Luther King was the preeminent leader of the people’s movement in the 20th century. No one inspired and provided such extraordinary leadership to a nation searching for its better self as he did. No one combined the vision, passion, courage, self-reflection, and strategic and tactical depth as he did. No one left behind such a rich and relevant legacy as he did. He was one of a kind.
Let’s hope that we have the good sense and enough wisdom to fully appreciate and glean the many lessons from the life and struggles of this remarkable human being.