We recently celebrated and/or gave honor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, he had a huge impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Dr. King played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. Unfortunately, Dr. King was assassinated in April 1968, but continues to be remembered as one of the most profound African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.”
While surfing my facebook social media page I came across a wonderful post that I had to share. Thank you Jillian for allowing me to share you post on my blog:
“I’m sitting in the mall and I see this white man and this black man pass by me together. They were talking and laughing up a storm. They looked so happy; you could tell they are the best of friends. Looking at them continue to walk past me, I thought to myself, “Wow, look how far we’ve come.” There was a time where black and white people couldn’t be in the same room or use the same items or even associate with each-other at all. And now, we can all be acquaintances, co-workers, friends, family and lovers. ALL because of what Dr. Martin Luther King stood tall for! He fought for the interracial relationships and the friendships that we see and have today. Your dream came true Dr. King, and it’s just beautiful…” Jillian Davidson
I hope you were touched by the statement above. We have come a long way, but we definitely have further to travel to continue down a more positive future. Dreams DO come True
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