Two years ago, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was built to honor a man of conscience and the freedom movement of which he was a beacon. It reflects his message of equality, justice and love.
50 years ago, Dr. King delivered his famous, “l Have a Dream” speech. King’s message of hope and nonviolent struggle at the March on Washington made him a word figure for justice as well as an African American leader.
Today, African Americans families headed by a single mother, with children under age 18, have the highest rate of poverty: 47.5% compared to only 8.4% percent of black married-couple families.
“We should define the word justice before talking about it, justice nowadays differs from one person to another, from the leader to the slave, from the jailer to the prisoner”. – John Caulker (Film Director and Human Rights Activist)
“Justice is a big and small word at the same time, I’m here crying at the past and I’m also worried about my son’s future” – Julie, Malkom’s Mother
At the end, we should stand, observe and remember King’s words: “But one hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.”