The magnanimous Martin Luther King, Jr.
King, who was assassinated 50 years ago on April 4, has been gone from the public stage for longer than the time he commanded it. But the transformational impact he has had on civil rights and racial equality continues to shape every new generation. King’s work as a preacher and advocate for social justice is enduring because his causes transcended race and the social norms of the times. His was a human ministry that saw the common dignity of man as an overwhelming force for peace and justice.