It is hard to remember the controversy that his proposed national holiday stimulated. Bear in mind that this was a man of peace who was assassinated by his racist enemies. Yet conservatives tried every dishonest trick in the book to block the popular demand for a permanent honor worthy of King's life. America's ideals have been lofty since the founding. Dr. King insisted on putting them into action. What a remarkable man.
"I still have a dream. It is a dream that is deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed."