Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered

Above video of Pastor Molly Davis from the Burning Bush United Holy Church in Vanceboro taken during Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Service at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in New Bern in 2013.

It was because of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along with Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Dr. King’s supporters that the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964.

Dr. King is one of the few people in this Nation who truly was graced with the ability to positively enhance the lives of millions of Americans.

He knew he would not live to the ripe age as many of us may, but his ambitions to create civil rights and equality for all were more important to him than his life on this earth. This fact alone sets him far apart than many of our Country’s Leaders.

Although Dr. King and his supporter’s efforts improved the quality of life for millions of people and we have come a long way since his assassination on April 4, 1968, I believe we still have room to develop. There’s still progress to be made against discrimination of people of color, with disabilities, women, senior citizens, and other groups who are still touched by inequality. I believe it’s time to unite and look past our cultural, religious, and secular differences and treat each other as equals.

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Wendy Card