Today, we honor a man of immense courage and vision, who fought for what is right.
In a time where violence was a consistent situation,
A time where threats were continuously transpiring for no just reason,
A time in which a clear divide was wrecking our society……..
Martin Luther King Jr. was the key influencer within the Civil Rights Movement; attempting to create equality between citizens of the United States. Following the arrest of Rosa Parks in 1955, King lead and ended the bus boycott attempting to dissolve segregation.
The boycott was an eventual success although it did spark threats and violence towards King from those of racist intention. These threats continued and grew as he led campaigns and marches to make a change. Although King endured these burdens, he never lost sight of his morals. He was a devout religious follower and leader and did not believe in violence. He saw that there were other ways to handle adversity than that of violence and destruction but rather using the power of love and harmony.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.