Today, many people gathered in various parts of our city to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There was a parade that started in the upper downtown area and ended at the recently remodeled National Civil Rights Museum. Also, a huge crowd of people gathered for entry to the museum. A few miles away, many sanitation workers gathered near Mason Temple C.O.G.I.C. to express concerns about the unfair pension settlements. Several young people helped to clean up debris in some areas as an act of neighborhood pride. A group of students went to some residents’ homes to offer voter registration assistance. Later, there was a basketball game at the FedEx Forum in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I attempted to go to the National Civil Rights Museum, however my timing was not good. The line was too long for my husband and me. I wish I had gone there much earlier in the day. There is an array of memorabilia in the museum that will educate visitors about the history of the civil rights movement. A visit to the museum can be a life changing experience.
I appreciate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He allowed himself to be used diligently in his God-given purpose. It took great courage to do the task that he did. I pray that many others will step forward and contribute to the fight against social injustice. It should be done for all men and women regardless of skin color. The fight can be done with God’s help and His love as the ultimate guide.