Poet Carl Wendell Himes on King:
Now that he is safely deadAlso, academic Vincent Harding encourages King revisionism, arguing that "Those of us who want to create a twenty-first century marked by justice and compassion in this nation need a hero who is not always triumphant."
Let us praise him
build monuments to his glory
sing hosannas to his name.
Dead men make
such convenient heroes: They
to challenge the images
we would fashion from their lives.
it is easier to build monuments
than to make a better world.
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