Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta GA this day in 1945. He was the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent campaign against racism.
As a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, it was his dream that all inhabitants of the US would be judged by their personal qualities rather than by the color of their skin.
On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis TN where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.
The question that needs to be asked today is are we still upholding America's foundational values?