MLK|Why We Dream

Happy MLK Day
Today is a day to honor one of the great civil rights leaders Dr Martin Luther King Jr. We not only celebrate our freedom of segregation, but we also celebrate our right to DREAM. Thinking back on it we all possibly could have survived segregation but we would have died from the thought of not being able to dream. 

One of the reasons we attend college is to complete the dream of having a career. Some of us marry and have children for the dream of having that perfect family living in a perfect house on the hill. 


Lupita Nyong’o once said “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” 

What would have happened if that little who played with his toy gun wouldn’t have dreamed of being a police officer?  Or that little girl who sung into her brush for hours in the mirror dreaming to become the next star? Today we are thankful for dreams. 

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.- Colin Powell

Today we, Women With Gifts staff, supporters and community celebrate Dr. King because of his dream. The doors he has opened for our futures.  Thank you Dr King for giving us hope and allowing us to dream. 

Dr Martin Luther King was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King, a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. 

Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Through his activism and inspirational speeches he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history.

Please also read our latest article about Coretta Scott King 

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