A Day of Celebration as Tens of Thousands Are Expected For the 60th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech and the March on Washington.
Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society International, says the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech and the March on Washington should be on the same level as Juneteenth and the 4th of July because this is the day that descendants of white slave owners and descendants of former slaves were set free indeed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King III, along with his wife, Arndrea Waters King, and their 15-year-old daughter, Yolanda, have developed a set of traditions for this time of the year.
Each August, they rewatch the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s rapturous address to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Even if the civil rights icon’s legacy is closer to the Kings than it is for most other families, they see march anniversaries as a teaching moment.
“We are like any other family, in the sense that we want to teach our daughter about this moment in history,” Arndrea said. “And then we also try to connect it with movements or people that are doing things in the present.”
Source: Associated Press