"I Have a Dream Today!"
“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!”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, two major anniversaries in the fight against inequality in our nation.
Listening to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech moves me to tears – his passion and courage in his fight for justice and equality makes him one of the most inspiring individuals in history.
His legacy for fighting racial inequality through nonviolence continues today, as there are marches all across the nation in his memory on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (MLK Jr. Day is one of three national holidays honoring people – the other two are George Washington and Christopher Columbus)
At MSU, the events for next week commemorating Dr. King are incredible – ranging from a continuous loop of his “I Have a Dream” speech, to a luncheon with Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine, to a MLK Commemorative March on throughout campus.
To do my part, I made this bulletin board for my floor (I’m an RA on campus) to inspire them have dreams and to fight for them like Dr. King did.
If you’re looking to take part in honoring his achievements, here’s the list of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration events at MSU!