Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “I have a Dream Speech” in Washington DC. A speech that was prolific for shaping and molding of not only Black history but for American history. Dr. King’s speech was a nostalgic look of where Black Americans have been and his hopeful optimistic future outlook of where it should be and what needs to be done to get there.
Take a look back to the past, 50 years was not that long ago. 50 years ago, we were still fighting for civil liberties and equality. Today I will reflect on this day of my ancestors and of the trials and tribulations my people have been through as well as the journey of my country. Today I will reflect on how Dr. King was such an inspiration and diligent servant to the community and nation at large. His dream to be equal and united should not go unrecognized for we are where we are today because of his bold actions.
Today I will ask myself the question, is Dr. King’s dream being fulfilled, would Dr. King be proud of me? Is Dr. King proud of his people and nation? These and many more are questions I wonder and I consider before I make any actions in my life. Dr. King’s dream was important and it’s important that we follow that dream and we make that dream come true. Our nation has come a long way, but as recent national events have shown, progress is still needed. What are you contributing to make this world a better place and fulfill the dream of Dr. King?