It should be clear to everyone of respectable opinion that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s role in the civil rights movement was largely inspired by his insatiable love for attention, and that his assassination stemmed mainly from his jealously of younger upstarts like Malcom X taking the bullets first.
Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University and Baptist preacher has this to say about Jeremiahgate:
If YouTube were around when Martin Luther King Jr. preached to black churches, I'm afraid he would be as viciously condemned as Jeremiah Wright, for he said the following to black congregations: "America was founded on genocide, and a nation that is founded on genocide is destructive."
It's worth remembering that King was widely condemned for his opposition to the Vietnam war and his "Poor People's Campaign" for economic justice by the very Northern establishment types who loved him so for exposing the myriad sins of the South. It is very important when you are endorsed by power never to step outside the role you are assigned to.