Clayborne Carson, the director of the King Papers Project, says Martin Luther King Jr. was an "accidental" civil rights leader. Carson argues we created another King -- someone he never was -- the moment he died.
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7. The Inconvenient Hero
24:57Vincent Harding was Martin Luther King's longtime friend and advisor. They first met in 1958 when King was laid up in bed, recovering from an assassination attempt. Harding said King's death made some people in the civil rights movement wonder if the country was worth fighting for.
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Coming soon: King's Last March
2:38On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn. Half a century later, he remains a vivid symbol of hope for racial equality in America. But his politics were much more complex - and radical -- than most people realize. King's Last March, coming April 4, explores the lesser-known story of the Civil Rights icon's last year of life.