What is MLK?

mlkToday is MLK day.  I don’t know much about this guy.  It was before my time.  Something about black people.  I think he freed the slaves and led them out of Egypt.

As I was watching a segment on the news about him I was struck upside the head at what I saw and heard.  This guy is supposed to be a Doctor.  An educated man.  He said the following:

“Lord, we ain’t what we want to be; we ain’t what we ought to be; we ain’t what we gonna be, but, thank God, we ain’t what we was.”

Did he really talk like that?  That doesn’t sound like the speech of an educated man.  Was he dumbing it down for the masses?  Maybe his Doctorate was honorary.  I would look it up but I don’t care that much.

I had to go to work today so I guess he wasn’t that important.