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Celebrating King's Dream

By: Kristen Ross
By: Kristen Ross

Americans across the country Monday remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his role as a Civil Rights leader, political activist, minister, and for these famous words:

"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," said Dr. King.

His dream lived on Monday, as thousands of people gathered to commemorate the life of a man whose words inspired the souls of many.

In the Brazos Valley, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority alumnae chapter hosted a motorcade march and a program of events held at Kemp Elementary.

"I think if anything, events like today remind people of how far we have come, and how far we still have to go," said Delta Sigma Theta Sorority President Melanie Kirk, "so if anything it raises awareness."

King, in one of his most famous speeches, said, "One day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and sisters and brothers. I have a dream today."

Over at Kemp Elementary, part of King's dream was realized, as people of all races joined hands and sang together in his honor.

And while the celebration did bring people of all races together in that moment, one woman believes that Dr. King's dream has not yet been fully achieved.

"I think that we are working," Kirk said. "Everyone is working as hard as they possibly can to achieve that dream, but to say that we have, I really don't think we have yet. But we are on our way."

Dr. King would have celebrated his 78th birthday Monday.


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