I am old enough to remember Martin Luther King on TV a few times a week. This was a time without the Internet. There were three TV networks and no cable. Newspapers came out once a day, sometimes twice. The 25 minutes of news on TV was all the news other than the newspaper. Four old white guys Walter Cronkite(CBS), Chat Huntley / David Brinkley(NBC) and Peter Jennings(ABC) looked sincerely into the camera and told us all the news we needed to know. Walter was "the most trusted man in America"
"The long hot summer of 1967" had 159 race riots. This was all featured on the Nightly News. King was killed on April 4, 1968. The President's brother, Bobby was killed a few months later June 6, 1968. It was like watching the Capital Hill riot over and over again.
Here are many things that happened because of MLK's truly peaceful protests, here are few
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
US Marshalls and Federal Troops were sent to the South to enforce rights for blacks...
Having government sponsored laws and practices directed against a group or race is Fascism. The 50's and 60's remedied the legal discrimination/Fascism placed against blacks left over from years after the Civil War. Most, not all of the laws and practices against blacks originated in the old Confederacy.
I am remembering Mr. King when he was alive and love his words. Whether you agreed with his cause or not, you certainly were impressed by his words and the the way he spoke those words. I have listened his "I have a Dream" (1963) many times. Ironically, his speech was at the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom". Sounds so familiar.
2021 brings us other challenges.