Danielle, thanks for bringing this perspective of Dr. King to the forefront. He was more than a mere dreamer.He lived and died on his belief that an injustice anywhere was a threat to justice everywhere. It didn’t matter to him if that injustice was in Vietnam or in Mississippi or Memphis.
Last summer, I had the opportunity to interview Elmore Nickleberry, one of three remaining members of the Memphis Sanitation department who invited Dr. King to Memphis following their strike on February 1, 1968.
I put the the following question to Mr. Nickleberry:
Did Dr. King die in vain?
You can read his story and response to my question in a piece I recently published on Medium, titled “Did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Die in Vain.