Martin Luther King Jr. 50th Anniversary

January 15th, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of posting one of his quotes or sharing the "I have a dream" speech I decided to ask random people in D.C "What today meant for them"

 
 
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It’s important to be here standing with African Americans. A person's race shouldn't be a barrier.


rehema.

MLKDay, especially in the current intense political climate, to me means standing up against any form of injustice! 

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Maxsalia

MLK Day reminds me of the importance of standing up for what’s right and promoting justice and equality. It reminds me also of the importance of spreading Love throughout a nation.


Abigail

MLK Day reminds of the power words and the importance of speaking out for the truth one believes in. 

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Sheila

MLK day renews my conviction to follow my dreams and to be persistent always.


Chris

MLK day serves as a reminder of the importance of African American excellence to the survival Kennedy Center in Washington, DC each generation in our community. My grandparents and parents have been involved in the political and social struggles faced by our people, and I am reminded to play my role by being an example of black excellence.

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Michael

Martin Luther King Jr is the perfect example of who we can be as humans. While seeing the evil within a person, choosing to also see the good within that person. 


Manuel

MLK Day is a defining time in history where one man with a movement behind him showed America that he could be the bigger man in a nation of hate. His drive and will would not be overcome by the weapons and words used against him. Martin Luther King is not just a name but an example and a beckon of hope and belief for a better world and something to strive for not just today but every day.

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Angelina

MLK Day is a reminder of the sacrifices and goals our ancestors felt important for us as a black community. Celebrating today encourages me to keep making good on their investment.


Jana

MLK day is a moment in time where the American people stop and celebrate the life of a man who worked to make his dream a reality. On this day we remember his speeches, his character, and his faith. This day causes us all to ask the hard questions involving racism and our economic state when every other day we sweep it under the rug and pretend it doesn’t exist. This day forces us to remember the parts of history that we hope to forget...the pieces of history that are still apart of reality. However, this day also encourages us to remember how far we have come as a people.


I want to thank everyone that participated in this project,  Martin Luther King Jr's legacy lives within us and it's up to us make his dream a reality.