means equality in a world society stricken by poverty and in a universe doomed to extinction by war."2
"The United States Negro," King continued, "with his black brothers of Africa and his brown and yellow brothers in Asia, South America, and the Caribbean, ... is moving with a great urgency toward the promised land of racial justice."3
If Martin Luther King was alive today, Mary King would remind him that sisters fight beside their brothers too.
Today, the struggle for liberty goes on -- here in the Caribbean, in every part of the United States, across the surface of the earth.
You are leaving this university as members of the class of 2000 -- on the brink of a new century, a time of great hope and promise.
There is today a sense of new possibilities, however overwhelming the world's problems may appear or however grim the headlines may read.
Wherever you go from here -- if there are hungry minds or bodies nearby, you can feed them. If there is a wealth gap, you can close it. If there is racial injustice, you can attack and destroy it.
An early attempt at eliminating illiteracy in the southern United States developed a slogan that was also their method -- "Each One Teach One" until all could read.
Perhaps as our world shrinks, we can adopt the slogan and method -- "Each One Reach One."
Notes and Questions
Nobody has written a note for this page yet
Please sign in to write a note for this page