My blog feed has had a few comments about other aspects to Martin Luther King's political activities. It's worth noting them here, even if they are a little tautological.
Adam Kotsko points to an old article on King's "missing years" between 1965 and 1968, along with the missing messages from that time.
Inhabitatio Dei points to the same article, and throws some comments in as well.
And a little clip from Where's My Jetpack? in which King decries America as arrogant, with God's judgement just around the corner.
It's little wonder that he made someone angry enough to shoot him. He probably never meant to be a one-trick pony, just fighting for certain civil rights. Unfortunately, that's mostly what's he's remembered for.
I feel the same about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Too often remembered only for his role in the assassination plot against Hitler, too little remembered for Act and Being and Sanctorum Communio.