I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” -Dr. Martin L. King Jr., ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech
One of my fondest memories growing up, particularly in elementary school, was checking out Martin Luther King Jr.s biography at the school’s library. The book had to be about 50 pages, but even as a 3rd grader, the story captivated me every time I read it. It was amazing to read about this great man born who, not only lead the Civil Rights movement, he was also marching and standing for justice in the middle of it. He wasn’t giving demands, he was in the middle of it executing the plans towards greatness.
Now that I’m older, I’m so grateful for him, as well as every single soul that paved the way for equality and freedom for all of us. On this historic Inauguration Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, we thank you, Dr. King!
Happy Martin Luther King Day!
Paper: Creative Loafing Atlanta
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