Loved him or hated him I think everyone can agree he made you pause and think I think it can also be agree he was someone who tried to life the best life any human could hope to live. He certainly gave me pause to consider my own positions and view of the world.
If you've never heard of him I highly reccomend catching "Voices" on the history channel. It's just one piece of a long body of work. Definitly an American Icon that will never be forgotten.