“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent”.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What will you do to continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? I hope you will live the dream by continuing to protest against inequalities anyplace in the world in your communities. Dr. King gave his life to speaking and protesting, to ensure every African-American received equality in every aspect of everyday American life. His non-violent protesting demonstrations revealed people are capable of accomplishing change in a society in which violence is a means for perpetuating an old way of thinking, in order to control progress from occurring in a new changing America. In order to live the words of Dr. King we must continue to pass his philosophy on to the next generation. Today will not be just a Holiday day off for my children and I, but a reflection on the past struggles of King and numerous others, to provide the opportunities that allow us to prevail in a society, that if it had its way would not have seen African-Americans as worthy enough to live the American dream of prosperity and equality. If we learn anything from King it is to get up and create change where change needs to be created, it is up to us to stand in the mist of challenge for our rights, no matter what race you happen to be.