Much has been written about the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While watching PBS last night, a forum discussing “would King be happy with the progress we have made today a’la race relations” was on and really informative. The conclusion was mixed. Edward Blum, who was in Houston to guide a seminar at the University of Houston made an interesting comment which I find to be true: He stated that while growing up many of his white friends only knew two things about Dr. King: 1.) His I Have a Dream Speech; and 2.) he had multiple affairs. Of late, there has been much discussion that he plagiarized his doctoral dissertation; I am not so sure about that. After all, it is easy to make reference mistakes….I will not get stuck on this point.
Here are a few interesting discussions about Dr. King’s 40th anniversary from a couple of blogs I read: