Monday’s national holiday celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Almost every American knows his teachings, and though he died more than 45 years ago, the civil rights leader looms large in the minds of Middle Georgia residents.
Nationwide, more than 730 cities and towns have a street named after King, including Macon, Warner Robins, Milledgeville, Fort Valley, Jeffersonville and Gray.
King would be 85 years old if he were alive today. What would he think of his country? What would he think of the progress Americans have made when it comes to civil rights, peace and racial and economic equality?
The Telegraph visited businesses and spoke to people along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Macon. Most agreed King would be happy with how far the country has come, but they acknowledged he would want Americans to keep moving forward.
Read more at The Telegraph: http://www.macon.com/2014/01/19/2888781/in-2014-what-would-martin-luther.html