I Have A Dream: A Report Card 50 Years After
Dr. King’s Assassination
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All proceeds benefit The National Civil Rights Museum.
“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.”
It’s just as true today as it was when Dr. King spoke these words in 1963. There are real people, real families, real communities suffering because of the apathy of many of our fellow citizens and the inability of those in power to make real change.
I’m guilty of going about my normal day focused on my family, my work, my life, my..my..my; me..me..me. Never thinking about taking proactive steps to help those in need, especially my neighbors of color. This book is a small step to change that. I want to learn more. Share more. Do more.
Another relevant quote from Dr. King is from his 1965 commencement address to Oberlin College:
“Let nobody give you the impression that the problem of racial injustice will work itself out. That is a myth. Somewhere we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals. Without this hard work, time becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation. So we must help time and realize that the time is always right to do right.”
I encourage you to make the time to do what is right. Get involved with a local or national organization dedicated to equality. I include several throughout the book, and I encourage you to share others by posting a comment below.