When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea.
King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial.
Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life, the University of Mississippi would still be all white.
We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.