For anyone who has not had a chance to visit The Martin Luther King Center headquartered in Atlanta, Ga, it’s a must-see destination to add to your “things to do” list.
The Civil Rights Movement, birthed in response to the nation’s racial disparities, began with a dream and a few good men and women who put one foot in front of the other for racial justice and equality. Many movements, decisions and a concerted push for equality for all took place on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.
In a recent speech in tribute to King’s legacy, actor David Oyelowo called it a great honor to play the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the movie “Selma”, a role he will be remembered for all his life. You had to be there to feel the presence of joy those who stood for voting rights felt in overcoming the oppression, dangerous and defeated conditions in Selma.
They say a picture paints a thousand words, so in honor of Black History Month, I invite you to take a look back at the Civil Rights era when courageous men and women united together to make their voices heard and changed a nation and the world.
If you’re looking for a reason to make a difference in this world, to empower others or to birth your vision, gain inspiration from the examples of Dr. Martin Luther, a civil rights icon, and his wife, Coretta Scott King. There legacy is alive and well and lives on just like the continued movement for justice, change and equality for all.
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