|Source:Pics Bud- President William J. Clinton, 42nd POTUS|
But what President Clinton was attempting to do was to layout what MLK would think of America. And the African-American community twenty-five years later and the progress that it has made. But the challenges that still remain and what he died for and what he didn't die for. That fewer African-Americans as a percentage of the country lives in poverty and more live in the middle class. And are well-educated but still too many live in poverty and so-forth. But the line in this speech that hit me the hardest not in a bad way, was when President Clinton said attempting to speak for Martin King, "I did not die to stop the violence from white people onto black people only to see black people killing other black people. I did not die to see that." And if you are an African-American I believe that's got to hit home that yes they've made progress, but we are still not at the mountaintop where Reverend King wanted African-Americans to join him.