Today our family sat down to read a children’s book that spoke about the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the role that even young children played in the struggle for Civil Rights. My son and husband alternated reading this story about two little girls who would sing for Dr. King. Then we watched the History Channel to get a more three-dimensional account of his life and his journey. We sat on the couch as a family, listened and paid homage to the spirit of a man who did so much so that we could have a fair chance in the United States.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. or Baltimore, you must make it a point to travel to the Tidal Basin and visit the Memorial for Dr. King. I doubt you will leave that space unmoved. Accompanied by my mother, sister, and nephews, we visited the memorial last summer. Even under the oppression of the humidity and the crowd, my soul felt uplifted and in the presence of greatness. It was as if the spirit of Dr. King and all the soldiers that fought the good fight were there peering at us., just as we were looking at this stone likeness of him.