Four days before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech called, "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution." It was about poverty and our responsibility towards our fellow man.
"One day we will have to stand before the God of history and we will talk in terms of things we’ve done. Yes, we will be able to say we built gargantuan bridges to span the seas, we built gigantic buildings to kiss the skies. Yes, we made our submarines to penetrate oceanic depths. We brought into being many other things with our scientific and technological power. It seems that I can hear the God of history saying, 'That was not enough! But I was hungry, and ye fed me not. I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was devoid of a decent sanitary house to live in, and ye provided no shelter for me. And consequently, you cannot enter the kingdom of greatness. If ye do it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye do it unto me.' That’s the question facing America today," said King.
The speech was given in 1968 ...51 years ago this year... and yet it's still as relevant today as it was then.
Our business in life is our fellow man. It's recognizing that we are all human and worthy, no matter our skin tone, gender, financial situation, or other reasons. Just as we strive to live by MLK's words at ROTB, so does the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter.
For the past 18 years, they have hosted an MLK luncheon and celebration here at the Breach, and we are grateful for each and every one of those years they've visited us.
To both the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for their generosity, and to Martin Luther King Jr for his powerful teachings, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.