Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968
The Seattle Times has a huge feature, including student essays, civil rights quizzes, and a time line. Better, though -- shorter, punchier, and more moving -- is ReddHedd's tribute at firedoglake. Read it. It's impossible for me to disconnect my liberal-self from my writer-self, and so, as I read firedoglake's quotes from Dr. King, I can't help but admire the strength and beauty of MLK's writing. Parallelism is a powerful tool. I can only think of one other writer who lives on in this ethereal plane: Winston Churchill, who used parallelism, command of the language, and wit to make his point. D.