Nic Stone, New York Times best-selling author of “Dear Martin”, told the 19th Annual Westerville Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration that “it’s hard to accept the reality we live in but it’s important that we do.”
Stone said King expressed three evils in the world - poverty, racism, and militarism and his teachings tried to combat all three.
She said King “lived in a counter-cultural way. That’s what he expects of us today. To see your adversary as deserving of love. It’s much easier to love your enemy than to love yourself.”
Stone’s young-adult novel “Dear Martin” is loosely based on a series of true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers.
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