Essay on Martin Luther King Jr.
Regardless of his death by assassination in April 1968 Martin Luther King Jr., is unquestionably honored as one of the most revered African-American personas in history. Marble Manning (2011) quotes “The great temptation for the biographer of an iconic figure is to portray him or her as a virtual saint, without the normal contradictions and blemishes that all human beings have.” Manning within this quote reflects upon us as a culture being disinclined to critique in this circumstance King’s unsuccessful pursuits and his failings due to the volatile nature of his death.
The United States President, Barack Obama in the address “Remarks by the President at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication” stated “He would want them to know that
he was flawed, because all of us have flaws.”…