I have never met anyone who has not heard of Martin Luther King Jr and his work to bring about equality and human rights in America. He was a giant among men and together with hundreds of activists stood against the might machine of racism and segregation in the USA.
I am one of the people who remembers where I was when I heard the news of his death. We lived in Langata and had not long had a TV and it was announced on the news. I was only 6 years old but I remember understanding that this was a terrible thing.