I’ve Been To The MountaintopBy
Today, as we take time to reflect upon the civil rights struggle and the philosophy of nonviolence, let’s remember that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. bore the hatred and misgivings of millions of people who said that America was not ready. Remembering that it took decades and centuries of struggle to set the stage for a man as brave and charismatic as Dr. King, we can take heart that as long as we continue to sail our national ship towards the shores of equality, we will arrive. We may lose leaders along the way, but the cause cannot be lost. Humanity’s drive towards freedom and equality will surely overcome the small minds that would stack one person on top of another and call some people unworthy of basic human rights.
Thank you, Dr. King. You showed us a way forward that embodied courage, nonviolence, and inevitable victory.