Monday, January 15th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, its arrival has really resonated with me. In these disconcerting times we are facing in our country today, I started thinking about what this brave man stood for. He was not one to idly stand by and watch the injustices against the African-American population, continue. During those dark times in the deep south, Black people, human beings, were not treated with dignity as fellow humans. Segregation would rear it's ugly head with prejudice and inequity. Martin Luther King, Jr. played a major part in the civil rights movement, with his undeniable defense of our basic freedoms.
Mr. King was a champion of Civil Rights, of freedom and equality, and his non-violent approach. He had a dream. A dream that the essence of true freedom would someday be shared with the world. That all humans would benefit from the promises made in the Declaration of Independence. Which, and I quote, states in part .... "That all men are created equal." And that we would have unalienable Rights, among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.