Yes, you mis-read it, they're just playing on the symbolism of the word
He has not been canonized by the Catholic Church, to be a saint, one of the prerequsites is having performed a miracle.The book notes that the canonization of King as an American hero
Since I lived during that time period, I can tell you he was the focal point and driving force that made people take notice.What is the NAACP then? Were they not a rally of minorities for a cause? Sorry, but they formed well before King began his work. The entire African American community was able to rally for a cause before King ever became involved. Sure King was a catalyst while he was active, but to say way too much credit is given to King for the civil rights movement. African Americans rallied and struggled TOGETHER for civil rights long before King was ever involved.
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