On January 15th every year, we take the day out to pause to celebrate the life of a man who wasn’t afraid to sacrifice for his own kind, his own race.
On January 21, 2013, I reminisce on the legacy of the man who sacrifice his life so I would not be judged by the color of my skin but the content of my character. Therefore, I celebrate King’s legacy with this statement on why you should be also grateful of Dr. King’s legacy.
“On January 15th, we celebrate an amazing activist and a leader during the “African-American” Civil Rights Movement. we celebrate the life of someone who fought for what we are today and the ways that “Black’s” are treated as of today. Voting rights have changed. The situation with segregation, where colors go here and whites go there has changed. But this person had a dream that ONE day all men would be equal and one day live in a nation where they will NOT be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character. But the question is, has this person dream have yet to be fulfilled? Read this special part of his dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For him to FOREVER rest in peace!”