"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
Hi and welcome to my tribute to
Martin L. King.
My name is Octavia (Joyce) aka "Bymyside".
We were in Ludwigsburg, Germany at the time. My father being in the Army. I remember
hearing on the news that day that
King had been shot and killed but
had no clue as to who he was
or what he was all about.
Years later I did. In high school
our class took a tour of Atlanta Ga.
and visited his church and gravesite
to which I took one of the stones.
It has now been polished and mounted
for all to see. In Birmingham, Alabama
there is a Civil Rights museum which
I've been to.
I would like to go back and spend more time.
I am glad they set a day aside to
celebrate not only King's birthday but
also Black history month. I've relearned
history as it should have been taught.
When time permits I would like to
visit Washington, D.C. and participate
in a Million Man or Woman March.
If King was alive today I believe
he would be very disappointed to
see the youths of today.
No respect for older people, the gangs
and their violence, drugs, and the Black
population in jail, ect. But on the other hand,
he would be proud of how far we have come.
Martin L. King, if you were alive today,
I would like to thank-you for all that
you did for us and the strength it took
you to stand up for what you believed in.
And maybe one day we "will live in a nation
where we will not be judged by the color
of our skin but by the content of our character."