On a hotel balcony in Memphis, They shot Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr King was not a perfect man. He surrounded himself with other imperfect men, such as the Rev Jesse Jackson. And when I say "They," I'm not putting forth any new conspiracy theory, or adopting any old conspiracy theory; I'm merely acknowledging that the shooting didn't begin or end with a bullet. J. Edgar "Pink Tutu" Hoover, George Wallace, and that crowd share responsibility; so did many of Dr King's allies. Their various moral/spiritual/ethical descendents continue to share that responsibility every time they make a violent distinction based on race and/or ethnicity and/or religion, which continues to reveal the content of their respective characters.