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Martin — The Greatest Mediator

Martin's Dream, 74 x 87 inches, by O.V. brantley, 2002.

There are many reasons to revere and emulate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a great leader. He was a great orator. He was an amazing scholar and a caring husband and father. For me, however, I have come to revere him as the greatest mediator ever!

Now that so many years have passed since his death, history tends to gloss over the magnitude of the conflict he faced. When you set out to change a nation, not every one agrees on the best course. .

Many African Americans believed that violence was the best way. Many whites believed that no way was the best way. From these extreme view points, he forged a way forward to forgiveness, healing and justice.

There is much to celebrate on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He made us all better.

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