History will show that Dr. King was pioneer of equal rights but few will see him in the context that portrays him as a true Statesman. He was first and foremost a clergyman, a man well versed in the Christian faith.
Some will call him an activist although he was much more than that. Dr. King was a rebel, an insurgent who dared face down the establishment that kept race an issue and a nation divided.
A man who won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of thirty five he was the youngest winner ever. But he was a man of peace in the same way that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were. He was for peaceful civil disobedience to laws that were unjust to any free individual as was all Americans as their birthright. He was a true patriot to country and a rebel against tyranny.
While much of the nation is focused on Obama's second Inauguration, and the second time he as taken an oath of office and lied to us all, I will pay tribute to the memory of a man who stood up against a tyranny and gave his life in revolt against the system that allowed and even condoned the inequality in rights and freedom expressively given to all humanity by their Creator.
God bless you Dr. King. May your memory inspire others to stand with courage for the rights of all people.