MLK Day of Service 2018

I have decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15th 1929. He is America’s most celebrated civil rights activist and his legacy is reprised even though he was assassinated at the young age of 39. Regardless of anyone’s thoughts on his method’s, no one can deny his impact. He led powerful non-violent protests that spoke volumes. I personally love and admire Dr. King for his superb oration skills. The man commanded your attention with his tone and his word choices sieved through hate and pierced the heart.

Dr. King gave up his life serving his people and fighting for equality; a selfless act that still inspires people today. You can imagine the excitement I had when I learned of an opportunity to serve on Dr. King’s birthday. On Monday, January 15th, 2018, I joined Mrs. Charlotte Miller-Lacy (below) and the I Am My Sister’s Keeper organization to clean and march the streets of Wilmington Delaware in Dr. King’s honor.

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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

This was my 2nd time participating in the annual event and it will not be my last. As I saw the diverse crowd come together to better the neighborhood, it warmed my heart knowing that Dr. King fought for this. I needed that warmth because it was unbearably cold out there! Kids of all ages, men, women and even the elderly braved the weather to clean up, stomp their feet as we marched and celebrate the man who helped pave the way for healthier race relations in America.

Check out pictures from the event and be sure to reach out to I Am My Sister’s Keeper if you are interested in mentoring/volunteering in the Delaware area.

 

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A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

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