Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr With My Trip To Atlanta
Today marks the annual Kings Holiday as we remember, and celebrate the life of a peacemaker and a man whose accolades can't be described in just one sentence. The official Martin Luther King holiday was started in 1983 with the help of singer Steve Wonder pushing to commemorate such a wonderful, and great man to not only the Black community but working to bring justice and connection between all races and genres.
Back in 2018, I had the chance to visit Atlanta and a friend of mine took me to the very church where Dr. Martin Luther King preached as well as to the home of Dr. Martin Luther King as a child. The visit was so overwhelming and memorable on so many levels. It allowed me to really just take it all in. This is a man who I never got to meet and was assassinated before I was born, but his words and message are so radiant in my life right now.
When I went inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church, you could hear some of his sermons playing across the speakers as clear as day. It was almost like he was actually there. I remember almost having an out-of-body experience during that time and really feeling like I was in the congregation as Dr. King talked to what I envisioned as a church full of people.
If you ever get the chance to visit Atlanta, make sure to make it a trip to enjoy yourself. Find out as much as you can about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and spread the word to your children as well. There is nothing like visiting his Church or Childhood home, and really feeling the presence of Dr. King while you're there. For me, I felt the need for wanting to do even more for my community and help as much as I could. Today, we celebrate a great man and remember all that he stood for. Yes, we have so far to go and so much more to accomplish, but we have come a long way in the process.