A place for Dr. King

The New York Times has a story today on a peaceful country retreat in South Carolina that was being prepared for Martin Luther King Jr. at the time of his death. He never got to stay there.

Of course, he is there now, and everywhere in this country and all over the world as well.

I wonder (but suspect I know) why it is his birthday in January that has been deemed sufficient as a day of commemoration of his life and work, instead of a day in April, when everything is flowing after a long winter and every living thing is instinctively up and doing.