“Let me say that if you are tired of demonstrations, I am tired of demonstrating. I am tired of the threat of death. I want to live.”
Martin Luther King Jr.,
in Chicago during the campaign for open housing, Aug. 17, 1966
The threat would be fulfilled. Martin Luther King Jr. would be dead in less than two years. Exhausted and besieged, his last breath drawn on a balcony in Memphis in the midst of more demonstrations.
Prophets are best appreciated when they’re martyrs.