Daddy King said, "I have a suitcase full of votes for the Senator that I'm carrying to Chicago."
The mass outpouring of sermon-inspired African-Americans won Kennedy razor-close victories in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey.
Even historian Ted White cites King family's powerful campaign of gratitude, and the pamphlet now known as "The Blue Bomb," as the deciding factor in John F. Kennedy's victory over Nixon.
The Democrats once-solid hold on the South was no longer solid -- but a new voting block, would hold hard as a hammer for the Democratic Party for the next half century to today.
It was this profile in courage -- the Kings and the Kennedys -- that truly made America great and morally mighty.
Those mighty Kings and Kennedys are gone.
So it left to us to stand up to the gelatinous orange pustule of bloviating bigotry that has, against the democratic will, seized this White House and Congress.
Today, we honor a man whose courage must now be ours; and then we can make American truly great again.