Seems like an eternity since a person of color could not vote nor eat at a restaurant without having to sit in a designated area. Nowadays, it seems illogical that there were certain requirements just for being from a different ethnic group . It is critical we understand that this man not only changed the way one country thought, but also changed the way of life for an entire country that supported him and needed the change. Bragging rights in our days seem so easy, but it was not like in those days. We cannot imagine the struggle they faced in those days and especially the brave who fought against all conflicts that arose during those times; some of those being as simple as a meal or a movie. A dream that is now written on a piece of paper or lives in the hearts of many and benefits the entire African American community with equal rights and freedom.
“…and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
-Martin Luther King Jr.