Martin Luther King Day 2021

By Carol Moeller —

Somewhat lost in what’s going on in DC is that tomorrow we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   In the very first line of his most famous speech Dr. King quotes the Declaration of Independence saying “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”  As the horrible events leading up to the 2020 Black Lives Matter marches prove, we have a long, long way to go before many of our citizens agree.  Just imagine how infuriated those racists feel yet how blessed Dr. King would feel knowing that the people of the United States of America have elected a woman of African descent to be our first female Vice President.

Further on in his Dream speech, Rev. King states “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”  Georgia heard him!  Wouldn’t Dr. King be proud and amazed that the people elected a black pastor who has been a preacher in his very own Ebenezer Baptist Church, to represent the state of Georgia in the United States Senate?

So let’s celebrate tomorrow and give thanks to all those who helped make these accomplishments possible.  I know many of you on this Zoom call are among those who worked hard to help enable us to get to this point.  Let’s redouble our efforts, keep working and not forget how very far we still have to go to fulfill Dr. King’s very big dream.


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