Having watched Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech today, I find myself emotionally moved and in love.
I was less than a year old when the March on Washington took place. My parents, our family and all of their friends, neighbors, clergy and business owners in their circle where there. My heart is full as I picture this event. My spirit is soaring as I remember my parents and all they did for me. My father, Arthur C. Smith was a Tuskegee Airman, a member of the Original Freedom fighters, and an associate professor at Cheyney University, the first black college in the country. My mother, Valerie Louise Harewood Moultrie, was one of the first three African American women in the United States to hold the position of Vice Principal. She was one of the first black people to be invited to play Contract Bridge in the American Contract Bridge Club due to her expertise, integrating, an organization exclusive to white players.
My parents gave me the invaluable gift of a private primary school education at a Quaker school and growing up in neighborhoods surrounded by like-minded people with ethnic and religious backgrounds from across the globe.
Today, I am present to how the laws of this great land have shifted since its inception. As American citizens, in the midst of a injustices that are yet to be rectified, we are blessed with abundances beyond measure, made available to us all by design. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke our future as a people into existence that day. Four years after his death, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to serve as a the Supreme Court Justice under president John F. Kennedy, after being nominated by President Johnson in 1967.
Today, we have had an African-American President in office for almost 8-years. We are living extraordinary lives at an extraordinary time.
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