To add to your experience of this wonderful man, please consider reading his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. This link connects to an image of the typewritten letter. This one connects to a more readable version. I include two quotations in this post.
Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.
It is profound. Please enjoy the experience of reading it.
Special reverence is in order, in my view, because he was assassinated.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
I say amen to that.