Martin Luther King died too young. Yet his short life was full of meaning, relevance, and inspiration. Though more than a half century has passed since his assassination, he remains the foremost public figure of the 20th and the first decades of the 21st century. While no one since then measures up to King as a visionary, moral leader, champion of justice, and untiring and courageous proponent of a big tent strategy and tactics, each of us in our own way can carry on King’s legacy in trying circumstances that even MLK could not have imagined.