Martin Luther King was an amazing man who preached peace and led by example. His courage in taking public stands against the American invasion of Vietnam, where 56,000 Americans died and milions of Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laosians were killed, was a testimony to such courage.
He suffered beatings, government harrassment and surveillance, spying and imprisonment as a leader of civil rights and moral standing. He was a prime reason why much of the civil rights legislation in America exists today.
But when moved on a little from civil rights and began to teach Americans about poverty and hardship, that was too much it seems. Dr King was assassinated in 1968 as part of a bloody domestic decade in America. Few people know that his brother, A D King, also a preacher and civil rights leader was found dead in his swimming pool the year after Dr Martin Luther King was murdered.
A D King was found floating face down in his swimming pool in 1969, in circumstances many find suspicous as he was a strong swimmer.
John and Robert Kennedy were not the only brothers to perish in the bloody 1960’s environment of America.
Do all these dead Americans have something in common?