I have few personal heroes. MLK is one of them. IMHO he is one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. I did not get a chance to do my normal MLK reading yet. I like to read his "I have a dream" speech. It helps keep me centered.
Few historical people have had a greater impact on my life. I grew up in a household that reviled him, yet I found his message to be true. We are closer to being one people now. I don't know if the process will ever be complete. Politics, poverty, and religion separates us from our true potential, but the days of hate and lynching are behind us.
My children are biracial, the thought alone would have caused a scandal when I was a child. By the time my sons have children, race will matter even less. We are all free Americans now. Heck, we might even have our first black president in just two years.
I can only hope.