Take a look at FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUMAN RIGHTS:MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE, by Thomas F. Jackson.<quoted text>
I believe when he began to move into areas beyond the civil rights movement per se, "they" decided he had to be killed.
The more history I read the more I see how old this struggle is. Today's corporations are just an evolved form of the feudal manor. The lies, brutality and perfidy committed by those in power to maintain their wealth and power...
King successfully broke through all that BS with his tactics and rhetoric. Yes it is possible. I do not see it happening now, however, dammit.
As for today, I think my colleague and friend Cornel West is right: The Era of Reagan is over.
Even Mitch McConnell, after Obama's second inauguration address, mournfully noted that "the era of liberalism has returned."
If I have my way, it will be far more revolutionary than mere liberalism.