- I took this in 2019, breezing by on a bike around the Tidal Basin in DC. Dr. King was mostly hated in his lifetime. Think about how pretty we talk about people once they get killed and try to change that. Beware of people quoting MLK without the context of how much he was hated. Changing society takes work. Justice is hard. War is wrong. Poverty is wrong. Race discrimination is wrong. Education must be free to all. We must have equal opportunity. We must change the structure of our society. We can do it.