“Fifty years later there is a lot to do, we still have to deal with poverty, education, and justice equality issues,” said Black Affairs Advisory Board Chairman Stephen Hunter Johnson. “He was a soldier in the fight but his weapon was love, compassion, and understanding; even though, he knew his enemies had guns and knives.” (Watch the Community Advocacy interview)
County employees and community residents attended the event, which included spiritual songs, a reflection on his legacy, and inspirational quotes. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. We have a lot of work to do in order to achieve his dream, so let’s keep moving forward,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. (Watch Miami-Dade’s TV video)
For more information, contact Black Affairs Advisory Board Director Retha Boone-Fye at 305-375-4606.