Here are a few assertions from public figures about what Martin Luther King, who would have been 84 today, would be doing if he were alive.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson (in April) “If King were alive today, I imagine he would cry out for new priorities. He could not rest with the new forms of war and old forms of poverty. He would abhor the political polarization that is the new normal in American life. He would challenge the rhetoric of states’ rights and its attempt to undermine a more perfect union. King fought for democracy over Democrats, the republic over Republicans, a one big-tent America: Everybody in and nobody out.’’ Larry Downing/Reuters Buy Photo