A Moment with Dr. King Jr.

January 2016 — During one of my trips to DC, I was able to spend time at the Dr. King memorial. As I’ve told some of you before; growing up in Texas we didn’t read about Latinos in our text books, so as a person of color, for many years (until college) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of my guiding lights. I memorized his speeches, enveloped myself in the civil rights movement and studied his life, inside and out. Countless projects and papers I must have turned in…
I remember the day I took this photo, I was really upset over heated political comments in the news, I went out for a walk and had wandered into the memorial, it was exactly the place I needed to be. I hate to admit it but I was feeling fear, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that we, the people of 2016, would be heading backwards in time, in regards to race relations…then I read the words on the memorial, “out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope”… yes.
His birthday was Friday, but I just wanted to take a moment, with the rest of the world, and pay my respects to the legacy of a man that greatly shaped my fundamental years and ignited my passion to seek equality. #MLK πŸ‘Š #wokeΒ (FYI: his, is the only memorial dedicated to a man of color)

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