High Number of Black Shooting Deaths Shattering King’s Dream
The steeple of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor, can be seen from his tomb. But it is here, at the heart of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, that you truly feel you are in church. There is a palpable sacredness, the weight of history, that you sense when you enter the grounds. Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by his teachings: the Six Principles of Nonviolence, each one taking up its own wall; excerpts from speeches, both famous and obscure. Even his marble tomb is etched with his own wisdom: “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I’m Free at last.”
Which makes April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of his assassination, especially somber.