He was said to have a great soul. That soul endured the indignities doled out to him while working in South Africa; he was treated like a “coolie”. The whiplash of discrimination, scarred, and shaped him for the fight of his life. He became a MAHATMA (great soul). MAHATMA Gandhi.
Martin Luther King Jr., in 1956 led a boycott in America’s segregated South. The black, African American population was tired and restless with the inequality. An amalgamated crowd of races followed Martin in a march to Washington D.C., in 1963. He became America’s Mahatma, “great soul”.
Both Gandhi and King Jr., got to the mountaintop. At Baltimore’s premiere playhouse, THE MOUNTAINTOP is on stage, with language you and I have never heard the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. say.
Put a virile, handsome man in a hotel room with a sexy maid, what can the end result be? Would it make a difference, if the man is the Right Reverend?
We know what happened to a follower of the reverend, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and his love child!
The play is the imagination of playwright KATORI HALL. See the play, then form a perspective of whether you feel, Martin is undoubtedly, America’s Mahatma.