40 years ago this week MLK was killed

It is kind of amazing. 40 years ago. I was 7 years old. I was old enough to understand the feeling that hung over my house that day. The feeling that something terrible had happened.

There have been a lot of comparisons of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King. Although they were both Black men with extreme intelligence, they were both products of their environment. King grew out of the church. Obama has grown out of America’s educational system. They aren’t the same man. They are both leaders.

I’m looking forward to the special on the History Channel.