Monday, January 16, 2012

I Have A Dream...

It's MLK day.. a vacation day for us, but what do we celebrate?

Sugar Mama was required to know "We celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday because he wanted everyone to be friends".. that was a kindergarten requirement for holiday assessment.  

But it's hard to imagine that in Mama J's lifetime there was once a time when African American citizens were not allowed to eat at the same table, drink from the same fountain, go to the same school, vote...

How incredibly sad.  

But what remains more sad is that as an adult I don't know a lot about the struggle Dr. Martin Luther King fought... So today I watched this..

http://youtu.be/fAtsAwGreyE

The disdain for his message is evident in the questions asked of Dr. King.. How did we live in a nation that refused to let an entire population vote... ?

Dr. King was so articulate, calm, assertive, educated... the list goes on and on.  He won his fight because when the enemy slayed his people, beat the innocent, and refused the masses.. he sat and waited for the answer.. he marched for the solution.. and he died for his dream.

Since that time we have come so far.. and yet we have a long way to go.

Today I am Thankful for: 

A man.. who had a dream that all people would be seen as equals, the way God intended them to be... who paid with his life teaching the world that God created souls.. not colors.. 

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