"At the time of his death, King was not the universally popular figure he has become today. He had begun to speak out against the Vietnam War and the policies in South Africa. He criticized the American government and its global effect. And, he said the refusal of some white people to give up power kept people of all races, not just blacks, from opportunity. That's a far cry from the peace and harmony message that usually surrounds King's legacy." Continue reading this article