My View of Dr. King’s Dream

I spent this past weekend in the small town of Mound Bayou, MS with some of my extended family. With it being MLK weekend, I couldn’t help but to think about the many sacrifices made by people just a few generations before me for the sake of civil rights. My heart warmed as I watched two little girls, one black and one white, share a church pew and play together. The sight of them, sitting with their heads touching as they played a game on an Ipad, confirmed what I already knew: Dr. King’s dream has become a reality. I’m so glad I’m alive to see it.

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I hope you all have a wonderful day remembering Dr. King’s legacy!

I’m going to see Selma later this evening. What are your plans for MLK day? Did you participate in any community service this weekend?

 

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14 thoughts on “My View of Dr. King’s Dream

  1. That’s a great picture! I hate what’s still going on today. It makes me sad. My sister is Asian and her husband is black, so my two nephews are mixed and I love them with every bit of my heart. ❤

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  2. I haven’t seen Selma yet but I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it. My husband and I plan to see it soon. And I love the image in this post. It’s hard to believe that not too long ago, those two little girls wouldn’t have been allowed to sit together.

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    • Ikr, Quanie…I just shake my head when I think about it. Racism is a learned behavior, and I’m glad to be around at a time when I can witness simple moments of humanitarianism like this. I’m sure you and the hubs will love the movie!

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  3. I grew up in Atlanta in the sixties and went to public school with Dr. King’s children. What a great man. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. Glad to know you liked it.

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    • Wow, that’s amazing Cynthia! You were apart of the desegregation movement and classmates with Dr. King’s children. One of the things I really appreciated about the movie was that it showed Dr. King in a different light: the greatness and the flaws co-existed. It showed that he was human and if he can effect great change in his short lifetime, so can we!

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    • I really enjoyed Selma! Oyelowo was great in this role…he made it all look so effortless. There’s so much pressure in biopic roles to live up to people’s standards and/or interpretations of the person being portrayed, but I think Oyelowo exceeded what was required. So, bottom line I think an Oscar nomination would have been appropriate. I heard that Jennifer Aniston was robbed too, but I haven’t seen her movie so I can’t weigh in.

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