Today, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Junior, one of the most influential Americans in our country’s history. Dr. King helped to lead the millions involved in the civil rights movement of the 60’s and he helped capture the hope and spirit of the people that fought with him for equal rights. I am, of course, referring to that summer day in 1963 when King delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington.
Though you might have seen this footage before, it’s still pretty awe inspiring to see the multitudes of people surrounding Dr. king as he delivers the words for which he has become so well known. It’s important to reflect on this day, and other days too, on the struggle that it took for race relations to where they are today. Though prejudice has been expunged from the law books, it still exists in many other ways. Today, I urge you to be conscious of the history of the past century and the enormity of the struggle faced by all those who supported Dr. King back on that day in 1963.