My early impression of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that he was a passionate leader who contributed greatly to humanity. To lead the Civil Rights movement with a message of nonviolent resistance took great courage and discipline. However, I thought that this approach lacked strength at times.
This view evolved over time as I leaned in closer to the life and work of Dr. King. A visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia helped in a notable way. The differences I perceived between Dr. King and leaders such as Malcolm X, became somewhat blurry, especially as I learned more about Dr. King’s efforts leading up to the time of his assassination.
“The Radical King” includes 23 selections by Dr. King that illustrate his revolutionary vision. This book includes “The Drum Major Instinct” and other less popular but powerful messages that can be useful today.