“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back,” said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King never turned away from following his passion. He was able to see the deceit and hatred in the eyes of others. However, he could also visualize the change that would happen because he knew, with no doubt in his mind, that it would be “the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”
On the day of his “I Have A Dream” speech, King said, “Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”
We are now in a society where we are all allowed to progress. There has never been a time like this where we have gone so far to reach the highest limits.
We have broken away from all of the hate, racism, violence, and disrespect between races. Today, we are all one. We must uphold ourselves as brothers and sisters and not deface the allegiance that we all have.
Everyone is given the ability to succeed – whether you are young and becoming the future of humanity, or a wise, destined elder that has seen the changes that have given many the freedom to live the way that they choose.
Voicing his opinion to not only the United States of America, but the entire world, Dr. King let everyone know that, “1963 is not an end, but a beginning.” He knew that his dream would become a reality.
Today, we are a different people. We are all related, because we are all human.
We can all make a change for good. We can surround ourselves with people who are only going to lift us higher. Let’s all make the world become a better place.
The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.
“And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, Black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
In loving memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., thank you.