Question of the Week: “Is Dr. M.L. King’s dream still alive in 2013? Why or why not?”
Photos and question by Yvonne Kemp
Rayven Gordon: “I believe that we have come a very long way. However, we still have work to do. We cannot be complacent with what we have. We have to work tirelessly and diligently to ensure that generations to come know the importance of education, which is the only way to liberate ourselves from mental slavery. It is the catalyst for our success as a people.”
Tommie Reed McDade: “There are dreams that have evolved from those dreams. We can see some in our city and other cities around the world. He did indeed share his dream and could have, I believe, had a vision of a young Black president.”
James Green: “I believe the dream is still alive today. We see this with the inauguration of a African American President for a second term. We see this with the browning of America, the force that made his second term a reality.”
Simeon Henderson: “Dr. King’s dram is still living today in 2013. He dreamed about equality amongst men and women, Black and White. However, this dream has not and will not be fully achieved until we have equality amongst rich and poor, as well as equal access to education, employment and housing.”
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